Yesterday was a good day. After I picked up Gym Girl from her slumber party, I went to Sunday School. Our class is adopting a family for Christmas, and I delivered the items that we had purchased. It's great to see everyone pull together to make the holiday nice for three children who otherwise wouldn't have gifts.
Not long after church Adventure Guy and Soccer Boy returned from their hunting trip. They had some great dad/son bonding time around the campfire and in the deer blind. Adventure Guy got a doe so he was happy. He gave it to his friend who shares the lease, so I'm happy too. I do not have a philosophical problem with deer hunting because the deer population is so large around here that without hunting many deer would starve during the winter. However, I have no desire to eat or cook deer meat. Adventure Guy already took one doe this season and had it processed, so we have plenty of meat for him as well as Gym Girl and Soccer Boy. Swim Chick joins me in the "no deer meat" camp.
Once the whole family was actually home, we decided it was time to go get our Christmas tree. We are not usually quite this late, but we either haven't had the time or someone has been out-of-town these last several weekends. Trying to get out to the lot on a weeknight is close to impossible with our evening activity schedule. Once we arrived at the lot, we learned that this is one time when procrastination pays off. All the trees were half price. We ended up with a beautiful, large blue spruce which we would likely not have sprung for at full price, but was a great buy at half price. We'll decorate it tonight.
Adventure Guy and I had a Christmas party to go to last night. It was casual and lots of fun. The highlight was the white elephant gift exchange. I received this lovely item. I haven't shown it to Soccer Boy yet. He's going to love it!