Monday, December 30, 2013

I Got Drano For Christmas

This Christmas, I expected a quiet morning at home, a few fun gifts, snuggle time with my love, and a little sadness that we weren't home with family. Of course we missed the fam, but to be honest, it was one of the best Christmases to date!

First there were a gaggle of gifts, and here are the funny ones...

Gulf Oil Can Mug...My parents picked this up for Will because his family owned Gulf Gas Stations back in the day. I love that my parents are so thoughtful!
Brad Thor Alpha Jacket...Oh let me tell you about the jacket. Two months ago, Will sent me a link to the Scottevest, which is the end-all-be-all jacket. I went ahead and ordered it as a Christmas present because I'm a brilliant wife, and then the knucklehead tried to buy it himself. Instead of telling him that I ordered it, I caused a huge fight and didn't even feel bad about it. To further throw suspicion, I even told his best friend that I was sending it to his house, when I really had it sent to my work. Buck is terrible at keeping secrets, so I had no choice. As a matter of fact, I tricked them so good that they thought it hadn't been delivered. The hassle was ALL worth it to see his face and know that I GOT'EM!

Then there was the Drano... Remember when our pipe was frozen? Our Realtor assumed it was clogged, which I knew was not the case, so I said not to waste the Drano. The boys made fun of me for worrying about "wasting the drano", so this is what I opened. I KNEW there was something else to it, because Buck bragged about how good his present was, and low and behold there was $100 taped to the bottom. Sneaky Boys!

All I can think is the Modern Family scene where Sophia Vergara tricks Al Bundy for Valentines Day, and shouts, "I win, I win!" However, I think we can tell who was the happiest on Christmas...

Soon after, the meal planning began, and we realized that we had way too much food for the two of us. We knew a few people that didn't have anywhere to spend Christmas so an impromptu dinner was thrown together. Let me tell you, this is the BEST way to do it, because there was no stress- we just picked up the house, and started cooking.

It's funny, we didn't make a single plan other than opening presents or cooking dinner, and yet, it felt good to feed a few refugees, watch Christmas movies during our food comas, and we even ended up going out for a few beers and a lotta laughs. That's what it's all about, right? Food, friends, and beer fun.

One last thing, you may want to do the following, next year. 
I just made a weekly countdown with homemade tags, and corresponding bottles of alcohol, and it was a hit! I got the idea from the popular new Advent calendars made with wine bottles or shots, and streamlined it. We don't need a ton of booze before we move, so this was a perfect surprise for Will. Especially since the last two bottles are VERY hard to find, which made them extra meaningful.

Needless to say, I don't have a single complaint. Not even for the fact that I got Drano for Christmas. Anyone got a clog? I got'chu ;)



20 comments:

Nikki said...

Sounds like a great Christmas! How sweet of y'all to feed others. We have a ton of food in our house and we went through the cabinets and donated a bunch of stuff.

The Pink Growl said...

I love this! I think I have those PJ pants too! Very cute :)

P!nky said...

Looks like such a wonderful Christmas! I love all the gifts and the trouble you went to getting WILL his gift, too funny!

Impromtu parties are the best, I know everyone had a blast!

XOXOXO

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas! Love that you helped others from being alone and bringing food! So thoughtful!

Helene in Between said...

haha i love the drano- that is something michael would give me. too funny! sounds like a great christmas!

Jenn said...

I love that you went to so much trouble trying to throw him off the coat trail :)
The pup looks VERY happy with his loot!
Glad you had a great Christmas, and I really like your weekly countdown signs :)

Betsy said...

We got a new fancy smoke detector but unfortunately there was no funny story to go with it or $100. Gotta love being an adult!

Niken said...

haha, sneaky Buck. but that makes a story, doesn't it?

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

Hey! You got Drano and I got ::insert blank stare:: a big ol' nothing!! Rob hasn't gotten me anything yet.

Corie said...

My Christmas PJ's were the same as yours for this year! Love that you pulled a "fast" one on Will ;)

Pamela said...

Haha love this!! Y'all are too cute & funny!! Love advent idea!

Breanna Kegley said...

I Love this! the puppy looked like he had the best day of all! I like the idea of the Gag Gifts!

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♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Love your Christmas count down, very cleaver. Glad to hear you both had a wonderful Holiday!!!!

lesley: the dream tree said...

aw, sounds like a lot of fun! buck is sure going to miss you guys when you move i can tell. he's blessed to have good friends like you two.

Kenzie S said...

What a fun Christmas! I love your pajamas, they are too cute! Your pup looked very, very excited about his present :D

Rebecca @ Highs and Humdrum said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas.

Rachel said...

haha! We had a couple of funny gifts make the rounds...I gave Angel a bottle of Lysol disinfectant because he's known for using it perhaps more than the average person... :P

Illegally Blonde said...

Fun gifts are the best! Looks like you had a blast and that is all that matters.

Cece said...


this actually reminds me I need to put draino in my bathroom sink! I've been off for almost two weeks and still haven't done it. Anyways!! glad you had an awesome christmas tricks and all!!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

That story about the jacket is hilarious! I'm glad you were able to give it to him AND still manage to surprise him! You sure went through enough trouble for it, haha! And the Draino is hilarious! Oooh and poor puppy - I showed that video to my husband and he laughed because it was so like our dog!

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