Christmas morning Pete got us all up before dawn to open presents together. The kids seemed pleased with what they got. Bug did get her beds for her animals. And a new keyboard with microphone. So she has been serenading us frequently.
We played a trick on Bubba for his present. Pete wanted to get him a really nice watch. When I looked at the watches there were just too many types and styles to choose from and I was sure I'd never choose the best one.
So, I told Bubba I thought I'd get a watch for Daddy for Christmas, but needed his help picking it out. He went with me and told me the best brands. I said, "You have great taste in things like this....so just choose something you would wear and I'm sure he'll like it." So, he did. I brought it home....took the watch out of it's box, put a heavy metal washer in it's place, wrapped it and put it under the tree labeled for Pete. Then I took the watch and placed it in an oblong box and wrapped it up to Bubba.
When he unwrapped his box he was pleased with the watch, but kept rather quiet as he thought I'd bought him one just like daddy's and didn't want to spoil Pete's surprise. When we were all through and the little watch box had not been opened, we told the truth of our sneaky plan. Think he was surprised parents could be so conniving?!
After gifts, Pete and Bubba went hunting. I cooked our Christmas dinner for us to eat together upon their return.
The day after was spent at my sister's house with her girls and their families. Good food, good family fellowship.
And yesterday Pete finally got himself a deer!! The biggest buck I have ever seen out of these woods. With Bubba's three kills that means we got four. Never had a season like that before! So we are sharing with family and neighbors and Pete is planning a lot of sausage making.
I have to go off and get ready for work now. My job situation is sort of a muddle at this time. Will try to update on that later, but suffice it to say I'll be working everyday. So this will definitely be a one or two entry a week journal.