Haven't posted in a while so I thought I'd take a few minutes and get out a quickie. ;o)
Christmas was fantastic! I spent Christmas Eve with Aaron's family in Sherwood Park and had a blast. Dinner was insane, I haven't eaten that much in one meal in a loooong time. Then we all sat in the living room and opened presents... it was great to see everyone so excited. Aaron was a little worried that there would be family drama (apparently a time-honored Christmas tradition), but everyone was on their best behavior and a good time was had by all.
We spent Christmas night at Aaron's parents' house, and woke up (way too) early on Christmas for hot chocolate and Bailey's and Santa Presents! Santa had found some maddeningly difficult-to-open puzzle boxes online somewhere, and each of the kids got one with a $20 bill inside. I was the last one to get mine open but in fairness I think I also got the hardest one. :oP There were lots of other presents too, and I think Aaron came out the winner with a shiny new XBox 360 to play with. After presents, it was time to go back to Auntie Linda's house for more food, leftover from the previous night's gluttony.
All in all I had a wonderful time, with the best part being that our first real Christmas together was pretty much drama-free. This time last year, Aaron wasn't out to anyone in his family so it was great that everyone was so welcoming and accepting of my presence. I've been made to feel like part of the family, and I couldn't have asked for a better Christmas gift.
Today we're off to Fernie for what's looking to be a fantastic ski weekend slash New Year's party! I'm sure I'll have more to blog about next week, hopefully with pictures!