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Mom and Dad's Christmas Surprise

This Christmas Eve we spent time over at the Mast house with the family, but it didn't quite feel right with one of the family members gone (Kurtis is in Zambia for 2 more months). We had a great German dinner followed by a few "House" episodes (what could be better?). As the presents began to be unwrapped (or 'untied' in our household) we all noticed a rather large box waiting until the very end. In it was mom and dad's surprise--ours--a new TV! Stefan and I have joked around about it because we have never had to buy our own TV--ever! The first one I received from my mom a la upstairs, and our second was a family friend's gift to us as he got a new one and had no use for it. The little 12 inch box TV (no remote, no antenna, no nothing) has suited our family just fine for the past 3 years, and we had no intentions of getting cable or using it for any other purpose than watching a movie or two a week. However, Stefan and I got a 26inch HDTV flat-screen from his parents and we've been glued ever since! Really, the screen is massive to us, and SO CLEAR! We've already watched over 10 hours of TV in two days...in fact my eyes are straining even writing this. What a funny thing...I wonder if we'll ever buy our own TV, or just wait until someone doesn't want their 'old 45 inch flatscreen' in the year 2030...we can wait that long!

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