2018

Christmas Eve 2018

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On Christmas Eve, we all finally can take it easy. Santa is with his reindeer and his big sleigh full of presents on his way. Right now, he’s probably over Western Russia or Eastern Europe, while I write this. I hope, he brings me lots of health for 2019. This year was a bit rough for me.

The girls went with Kevin to see “Small Foot” in the Cinema, this morning. And all what is left, Sara and I have to prepare some reindeer food. We use “Fruity Pebbles” cereal and add some glitter to it. Maybe Rudolph “steals” another carrot out of our garden, tonight. Who knows? ๐Ÿ˜‰ He’s very welcome to have a healthy snack. The reindeer, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen are welcome as well. I should make it a tradition, growing carrots for Christmas. ๐Ÿ˜€

Kevin and I also celebrate being 18 years together, today. It’s another reason, why Christmas Eve and Christmas is extra special in our house. โค

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Kevin and I celebrated our first Christmas together, back in 2000.

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2017

The First Christmas Present

Kevin and I met in a club, 17 years ago. He was with a couple of friends, who were friends with my friends. After a couple of drinks we got into a conversation. When I was ready to go home, he gave me a ride to my apartment. Since he knew where I worked, he had shown up the next day. Usually I don’t give people my phone number unless they ask or I ask for theirs. But when Kevin was standing in front of me, I said: “Dude, I forgot to give you my number last night. If you want to hang out, give me a call. Maybe we can do something for Christmas together.” Kevin agreed, folded the note and left. The same night, he called me. And we were talking over a beer in a bar.

The next day was Christmas Eve. I was on vacation leave for the remaining days of the year. Months ago, a friend of mine and I planned a small Christmas dinner for the night before Christmas. I asked her, if it was okay I bring a friend over. She said: “Well, it’s Christmas. Nobody should celebrate this special holiday, alone.” Kevin picked me up from home. When I sat in the car and we talked a little bit, he opened the glove box and handed a little present to me. I shook it, to hear what might be in there. Kevin screamed: “NOOOOOOOOOOO!” Later on I found out, why he did that. Well, the little elephant lost part of its trunk, when I shook the little box. Even when the elephant doesn’t look perfect anymore. But it is a story worth talking about. ๐Ÿ˜€ It was very sweet of him, since we knew each other for a couple of days. And it was the first gift, I’ve got from Kevin. I still treasure these three wooden elephants to this very day.

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These wooden elephants were the first Christmas gift, I received from Kevin back in 2000.