1. My dreams came true ... we had a white Christmas!
It started to snow a little Friday morning but stopped by noon. The roads stayed clear, but there was a bit of accumulation on the grassy areas. The respite from the snow meant that my sister K could hit the road for her home in northern Illinois, my sister L could fly out of Lambert back to Texas, and my dad could get back to his home about 40 minutes east of here. We were back home when the rest of the snow fell. We got 3 inches of snow ... the perfect amount! Enough to cover everything yet not preventing the street crews from clearing the roads. It was the perfect Christmas present!
2. DSIL's mother and sister invited us up to have Christmas Day dinner with them. We had Christmas early with DD and family because DSIL's sister was finally able to get some time off on Christmas (she works in a hospital in Chattanooga); this is the first time that she's been able to come up to be with her family here in Illinois on Christmas Day. We were expecting to just have a quiet day here, just DH and me ... so we were pleasantly surprised to be able to spend the evening with DD and extended family.
3. DSIL turned 36 yesterday, so we helped him celebrate ... we had soup & sandwiches and played games ... A Minute to Win It home-style and Catch Phrase.