I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I was not in the mood or spirit for much of the lead-up, but yesterday turned out to be very nice. I went to my mom's along with my aunt, sons and daughter (in-law), younger sister and her husband and son. We enjoyed a nosh table like you would not believe (shrimp, cheeses, crackers, dips, fruits, veggies, etc.) along with the promised mimosas.
We had done a gift exchange for the first time this year, and everyone had a hard time with it. The limit was $25, but no one stuck to it. My two special presents were a wedding photo book (their official photographer totally messed them over-they just received the proofs from their May wedding) and a picture that I'd had done of my two oldest when I was pregnant with the third. I remember in Feb finding this picture and it was cracked and ruined and I "lost it" then. Well, unknown to me, my oldest and his fiance took it home with them, they had it fixed, and gave it back to me in a wonderful frame. I cried at both of those presents.
I think the most fun was sitting around the piano singing Christmas carols. My youngest, who seems to hate to sing these days, even joined in. My mom, who felt she had to stay in the kitchen, even sang from there. As a secret Santa, I got G Certs from Bob Evans for my mom and aunt and put them under their plates. They didn't find them until midway through the meal. It was precious. I hope all your visits were as magical as mine!