Christmas 2018

A Brief Overview

For Christmas this year, I did 12 days of Vlogmas on Patreon, so I won’t go into too much detail about what we did. However, I will give you the TLDR.

Generally, My sister and I drove four hours to visit our hometown. Because Kaylin had work on the 27th, we only stayed with my parents from December 21st through the 26th.

Usually, we have Christmas Eve dinner with my dad’s side of the family. This year, we did something different: Christmas Day dinner was spent with my cousins and my grandpa on my mom’s side of the family. As predicted, both dinners were wonderful! Additionally, I am so grateful that I didn’t get food poisoning from either feast.

Christmas Family Photo!

Gift Ledger

When I was younger, both my parents and my grandparents kept a ledger of what they got for Christmas (or their birthdays) and what they gave. I’m not exactly sure of what the purpose was, but I decided I want to start keeping one so I can reflect and remember.

I only shopped for gifts for my immediate family and my Secret Santa (mostly because I procrastinated this year), but plan to get something for my grandparents and a couple of friends who were kind to remember me during the busy holiday.

For the sake of accountability, I’ll be keeping this ledger updated!

Friend/Family Member Received Gave
Mom & Dad
  • Essential Oil Diffuser (and oils)
  • Thermal shirt
  • Vitamins
  • Bandaids
  • Tea set & tea
  • Socks
  • Candy (chocolate orange, toblerone, skittles)
  • Pepper spray
  • Thermometer
  • Lip gloss & aloe vera lipstick}
  • Movie Theatre Gift Card
  • Beef Jerky
  • Monster trail mix
Kaylin Sweater
  • Crazy Rich Asians (book)
  • Nutter Butters
  • Target gift card
Ryan Bulbasaur Planters
  • The Odd 1s Out (book)
  • Nutter Butters
  • Target gift card
Secret Santa (Jacob) GameStop giftcard (Tashi) Backpack & Face masks
Grandma & Grandpa $25 cash and ice cream!  
Jessemy Face masks  
Robles Undertale mug  
Louca
  • Fake planters
  • Herb & tea set grow kit
  • Letterboard
  • $10 paypal donation
Game design textbooks

Christmas and Distance

Because I live so far away now, it’s always a treat to be able to visit my family. I’m glad I got to spend my Christmas with the people I love and trust most.

However, I really missed Quentin throughout the Holiday. I suppose that’s common for long distance relationships. As a result, I hope to be able to visit him for Christmas next year. We both would really enjoy that.

In addition, I hope next year we can actually implement Secret Santa for the Entire Universe Discord Server! We talked about it briefly, but I believe it wasn’t planned well enough. Now we’re working on something for New Years. 🙂


love,
maryn