Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise!

It was Christmas! I love this holiday. And now Christmas is technically over, but it’s still in the air and our tree is still shining, and I’m still on a Christmassy high. Here are some pictures of the surprises of Christmas Eve (which is when we open our gifts), as prompted by The Daily Post.

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Always the manly man, Christmas time is the only time my little brother allows kisses. My little sister really loved the present he gave her.

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We played a bit o a prank on Dad. He loved it and couldn’t stop laughing.

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Everyone admires Mom’s lovely gift from Dad.

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Little Brother had the biggest surprise of us all – while my sister and I had a hunch we were getting laptops, he had no idea that he would get the much-coveted Fender guitar. He is in love, as you can see!

I realised again how fortunate I am to spend Christmas with my amazing family. I think that next year I want to go visit one of the state old-age homes on Christmas day. I hear there are a lot of old folk who don’t get any visitors over Christmas, and I think that’s awful.

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5 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise!”

  1. It looks like a great fam!
    I just wanted to let you know that I have been following your blog for over a year and you have further inspired me to study medicine, because of the thought provoking and interesting things you post. So the mega awesome news is that I got into medical school here in the UK! I’m starting this September.
    Thank you so much for this blog.

    1. Hi Johannes, that is AMAZING news!!!!! I am sooooo happy for you, and if my whines have inspired you instead of discouraging you, then I think you will do very well at medical school. Congratulations! And thanks for letting me know, I’m glad I could help in some small way.

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