r-anne-dom : a place for me (anne) to leave random blog posts.
Such as:
..knitting, sewing, and other random activities pursued
..Girl Guides of Canada : yep, Guiding Lives Here
..the 4 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; the third is stocked with Vintage; and the fourth is guiding flowers.
Enjoy the r-anne-domness!

December 24, 2012

Christmas Memories

Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?

This post may not be about my favourite Christmas. Or even my most memorable Christmas.

But it's a Christmas that I remember.

I was still in elementary school, and my sister and I had asked Santa for new games for Christmas.  We were a farming family without loads of money so a major form of entertainment was board games and such.

I asked for Don't Break The Ice. I have no idea what my sister asked for - I should ask her some day.

Christmas morning came and we eagerly opened our gifts from Santa.  As luck would have it, I was kneeling beside my sister when we grabbed the boxes from under the tree with our name on it.  I quickly ripped mine open, and so did she.

Then we both kind of froze.

Just looking at our gifts.

My mom, who had been watching from the doorway, asked what was wrong.

I looked at my sister's gift and said "that's the one  I wanted", and my sister looked at mine and said "and that's the one I wanted".

My mom quickly stepped in and grabbed the games from both of us, giving mine to my sister and hers to me, and said "Santa made a mistake".


I guess it happens from time to time.

So yes, I got Don't Break the Ice.  And yes, I loved that game!!

December 13, 2012