Did Christmas just happen or was I dreaming? It feels like I spend all this time in anticipation and then... POW it's over. It seems the most fun is had during the wait. Pooh. I'm going to start preparing for next Christmas NOW! I'm putting it out there folks, next year will be a homemade Christmas. No more spending upwards of two grand on my kids for things I'll find covered in dust and barely used. Every year it's a request for a new video game system and it rarely gets used because once the novelty wears off my kids return to being yard dogs. They would rather be outside that is. Here's how this year panned out.