Due to the snow storm that blew through at Christmas, my family's Christmas plans were ruined. So we rescheduled from today. Since my mom's side of the family is so small, instead of buying gifts we play dirty Santa with everyone buying a $25 gift. We thought those were the rules again this year but with my sister being in Phoenix and not able to come home, my mom called and said we were just doing lunch. Imagine my shock when we show up to my g-ma's and after lunch everyone is heading to the front room for the gift exchange. As we drew numbers, Le and I both drew the number 11, so we thought it was a goof. But when everyone started handing us their gifts, I started to cry.
I unwrapped a dump truck from my uncle for my little boy, a tea set for our girl from her great aunt, my g-pa bought my children their first toy tractor, and my parents bought my daughter her first charm bracelet. And it went like that through my entire family. They each presented a small gift to my children and to each gift was $25, for Le and I to donate to kids in the orphanage who wouldn't have a Christmas. I'm blown away by the blessings in my life and for such an amazing family to bring my kids home to.