Jason was so sweet and got me some old wooden tennis rackets with the wooden holders, which I think are so cool. (he got them at Goodwill-the perfect place for old vintage stuff. My plan is to some day hang these on the walls of our future garage along with old license plates I've been collecting). And he also gave me a Hawaiin Christmas music CD since last year we were on our honeymoon in Hawaii. We enjoyed listening to the local Christmas radio stations in Hawaii. One of our favorites was the 12 Days of Christmas, Hawaiian style. For example, "on the 5th day of Christmas my tutu gave to me, 5 big fat pig" was an often quoted line.
Here's the book I gave Jason. I was so proud of this and it turned out really great! I also had a lot of fun making it. I made a Shutterfly book from http://www.shutterfly.com/ wtih pictures and memories of when we were dating up until we got married. I would recommend doing this for anyone who's not really a scrapbooker but wants to have your pictures all in one place. And it didnt take very long at all! (of course we didnt have that many pictures)
On our way home from dinner we stopped by a local churches re-enactment of the nativity story. Thanks to Jason's seminary students for telling us about it. It was really cool. The pictures are backwards but we started off seeing the live camels out front, full size and baby, then we were ushered in by the Roman soldiers. This church built this little city "Bethlehem" to look like the Bethlehem of old. Mary and Joseph rode into town on the donkey, went to the census, tried to find a place in the Inn, and then found a place in the stable. I thought this was such a nice reminder of why we really celebrate Christmas.