J and I didn't really celebrate that much or even exchange gifts. But I guess we bought each other a house, so that's probably the best Christmas gift ever. Okay, that IS the best Christmas gift ever. And we did get each other little things. J got me (and himself) an awesome travel tea mug. I love tea and buy a lot of loose leaf tea, so these are perfect for us. I
We also went and picked up some paint. We're set for the living room/dining room, kitchen, hallway, and master bedroom. I figured those rooms were enough to start with for now, then we'll move on to the other rooms. I'll hopefully have some before and after pictures soon. We went with Latte for the walls in the living room/dining room, kitchen and hallway. Then deep red for one of the walls in the dining area. Then of course a wonderful blue-green for the bedroom. Oh I'm so excited about the bedroom. You have no idea.
We also made our first trip to the home improvement store since we've become homeowners. I can attest to the fact that once you own a home, those stores take on a whole new feeling. We became completely overwhelmed the second we walked in the store. Was it the first time we've been there? Hell no, we've been there hundreds of times, but now we're homeowners, so we have to care about everything in the store. We did manage to calm ourselves down long enough to buy a few lights for the front entrance way and the hallway, as well as a lamp (our first nice lamp ever). We also picked up paint supplies and some caulking crap for J's studio in the basement. Oh and we picked up registrar covers to replace the ones the house came with. I know, he was a very skilled woodworker, but I'm sorry, they just aren't our style. The plain, simple ones are fine in my book.
So as you can see we had a wild and crazy Christmas (we did spend it with family, so not all boring). Oh the lives of homeowners, EXCITING!! ;-)