The day itself was very nice though. Unfortunately my Grandparents (Mom's parents) are no longer with us and my other Grandparents (Dad's parents) do not get along with my family. It's a terribly sad affair, but one I will not be elaborating on any further. It was a joy to have my brother home so the four of us could all be together, an event which rarely occurs these days. I made out pretty well in the gift department, receiving various DVDs, CDs, books, giftcards etc. I wish I could have gotten each of my family members more, but I just didn't have the extra money this year. I think the greatest gift of all is having those you love the most close to you anyway!
Lastly, I just wanted to mention that today would have been Heather O'Rourke's (the little girl from the Poltergeist trilogy) 33rd birthday. D: Ever since I was a child I have always loved her and felt such incredible sorrow that she passed away at such a tender age. Unfortunately, she died of the same thing my Grandpa had (bowel obstruction), which is a horrible way to die. I think she was an angel in life and now in heaven.