Thursday, December 26, 2013 | By: BlackGargie

'Tis The Season To Be Jolly~

Heya, guys! Been forever ago since I updated, and Christmas can never be excluded from my usual blogging of my updated life.

Mmm~ Turkey~

As usual, the food was great (turkey dinner for Christmas Eve, and lamb roast for Christmas Day) and the company was awesome (though my buddies couldn't show up due to their own Christmas schedules), but the gift-giving was the creme de la creme for the entire family. Called my dad to wish him Merry Christmas as well, though he couldn't celebrate it with his gf due to a sudden death in her family, though he did say he might go and have a light celebration with his friends. Usually people open gifts on Christmas morning, but since my mom in law is busy making Christmas lunch for the invited guests, we decided to open them on Christmas night.

We got my 2nd sis in law the complete collection of The Hunger Games, a power bar (or some kind of battery) for her hubby, a new phone for both my parents in law, shirts and jammies for all the maids, and toys from Toys R Us for the kids, as well as some nice cute baby clothes for the new member of the family, since my sis in law somehow gave birth a week earlier before schedule and had their little baby boy on Winter Solstice Eve (we Chinese celebrated Winter Solstice on the 22nd of December to celebrate the coming of winter).

And here is the bulk of present my hubby got:

His long awaited PS4, with his first purchase of a PS4 game

Tie and a shirt
And this is what my princess got:

Little starter books

New pillow cases

New dresses (from sis in law on the left and from Singapore family friend on the right)

New outdoors bag for her usual necessities

Drawing pad

Lego Starter set

Peek-a-Boo Book

Toy cell phone (since she loves playing with our cell phone so much)

I got me some pretty cool gifts from the family, like the Ender's Game novel (that I totally forgot to take a pic of and may or may not read in the near future--since I like the movie better), and this from my sis in law:

Long sleeve grey Vogue shirt, which looks pretty nice and comfy

But nothing can compare with the gift that my hubby got me:


Holy mahogany!! It's the Harry Potter treasure box set!! Well, granted I had my suspicions of this since my hubs ordered it months in advance before Christmas and it took all my will power not to peek at it, but finally my inhuman patience paid off!! I totally couldn't wait to open up the box to see what treasure trove lies beneath its four corners

Front and back of the box

Awesome secret compartments

Logos on the covers and within the compartments

Certificate of Authenticity for the product

All 8-DVD collection of the Harry Potter franchise series

Year 1: The Sorcerer's Stone

Year 2: The Chamber of Secrets

Year 3: The Prisoner of Azkaban

Year 4: The Goblet of Fire

Year 5: The Order of the Phoenix

Year 6: The Half-Blood Prince

Year 7: The Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2

Inside the covers, which includes the movie and special behind-the-scenes feature

A brochure for the Harry Potter tour in London (which we've already been)

Catalog book of treasures that existed within the Harry Potter franchise

Best of the best concept art of each movie

Sketches of Harry Potter world by Stuart Craig

Label collection book of all kinds of labels known to the man of Harry Potter world

The Salazar pendant, one of Voldemort's many Horcruxes

A small certificate scroll to let us download ultraviolet films for all 8 of them in franchise

Catalog book of Harry Potter artifacts within the series

Tapestry map of Hogwarts and the world around it

Architecture blueprint of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

This is the best gift EVER of my whole life of receiving Christmas gifts!! Isn't my hubby the best or what?!