What a Week!

santa was here

Whew… what a week. So much for the ideal, relaxing Christmas. I feel like I’ve been going full steam since Sunday. Just one more day to get through, though, and then I can hopefully wind down 2012 on a calmer note.

So… Christmas happened! We spent Christmas Eve with Drew’s family. As is customary, Drew and I took our usual goofy hold-the-camera-out-to-there shot.

goofy christmas eve pic

When I showed him this one, I laughed like crazy. He said that I looked like a maniac. Ha! Yeah, pretty much. At least I was able to get a photo of all three kids, together, smiling, looking at the camera! It was a true Christmas miracle.

christmas eve

After dinner, we high-tailed it back here to put out cookies for Santa and tuck the wee ones in bed. And can you believe it? We woke up to snow! It was so pretty!

white christmas

Christmas morning was full of presents, coffee, cocoa, doughnuts, and getting things ready for lunch. This year Drew’s mom sent us a Honeybaked Ham, so we had that along with penne vodka and salad. It was a fun, but exhausting day.

The next day, Jake had a playdate, which turned into a sleepover. We also had a snow/sleet storm, which, while not ideal, was not as bad as it could have been and allowed for some good playtime in the snow on Thursday.

Today my parents came down to exchange gifts, visit, and have lunch. It was much too short a visit this time, but we’ll head up to Massachusetts soon. Mom did love the loopy scarf I made for her – yay! Of course, I didn’t take a photo of it (or the scarves I made for Drew’s mom and aunt), so I guess I’ll have to make one more so I can write up the tutorial.

We all were certainly spoiled this year. Mama got a fancy new bike, books, jewelry, scarves, movies… The kids are awash in Legos, Wii and DS games, Lalaloopsies, Strawberry Shortcake, books, craft stuff… Oh boy! And Drew really seemed to like the Wacom tablet I gave him to hopefully make the photo editing for his comics easier.

Tomorrow morning I work at the library, and then we have a birthday party to go to. After that? Honestly, I’m thinking of picking up pizza and a bottle of chardonnay on the way home and not doing a darn thing all night.

For New Year’s Eve I’m thinking cheese fondue, fun appetizers, a movie or two, and seeing who falls asleep first. All bets are on me 😉

I hope your holiday was full of good cheer! Do you have any exciting plan for NYE?

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