I hope you had a great Christmas & a very happy new year! Our holiday season was a good one.
Before Christmas we hosted a gift exchange with some of our friends. Instead of buying for each person, we bought a gift and did a blind exchange, complete with stealing gifts, etc. All in all, it was a very fun night. Hmmm...most of the gifts were alcohol! haha
On Christmas Eve we hosted Cuong's family (aunts, uncles, cousins) for dinner and a chance to catch up. It was nice to be able to see everyone since we don't all get together very often.
Since Cuong's parents and Connie's family were already at the house, the spent the night and we woke up to find that Santa had found our house and left plenty of gifts. (Good thing we gave him directions! hehe) The girls were really excited to have new fun gifts to open on Christmas morning.
After cleaning up at our house, we headed over my parents' house in Costa Mesa. My grandparents and great-aunt were already there when we arrived. We had a delicious lunch (comlete with ham, yum!) and then opened a few more gifts. I was really excited for Cuong to open one of the gifts I (along with my parents) had gotten him. It had been a secret since about July. My dad had bought a USC helmet to be signed. Luckily one of the guys at Warmington is Mark Sanchez's uncle and was able to ask Mark to have some of his team members sign the helmet. It was great! We got Mark Sanchez, all the back up quarter backs, Pete Carroll, Brian Cushing, Joe McKnight, Patrick Turner, Damian Williams, and a few others. I had bought a nice football helmet case and had my parents *secretly* take it home with them before Thanksgiving. Cuong was excited and surprised when he opened it.