This was a great Christmas. We didn't buy as much, but noone noticed. It was just fun to be together. Besides, with so many people it sure seems like A LOT of stuff! We had piles of mp3 players, webkinz, remote control cars, laser tag guns, store gift cards and lots of clothes.
Santa Claus doesn't come to our house, so each kid gets 2 gifts from mom and dad and 1 gift from each set of grandparents. It's just enough. La Befana (Italian santa) comes though and fills our stockings with yummy things that are perfect to eat on Christmas morning as we open gifts. We always get mini cereal boxes, muffins, fruit, juice, yogurt, and hot chocolate mixes. We also get a few little gifts like chapstick and jewelry.
not having to make breakfast
not having to clean up after a big breakfast