Christmas was fun. My Inlaws arrived on the 20th and will be leaving on the 28th (tomorrow). A little recap of Christmas day…
Kids and I each woke up at 8am. Took care of the dog. Then they went to wake Daddy. They have to wait for their stockings until Dad and I are both up and ready. After stockings, we prepared breakfast… homemade biscuits, sausage gravy, and monkey bread. Can we say YUM?! It doesn’t get much better than that. Showers after and then they were able to open their goodies. Boy were they spoiled. Eleven new Wii games (thank you Swagbucks). Lots of books. For Hannah: Webkinz, dolls, American Girl doll stuff, how to learn guitar, Kung Zhus and more. For Benjamin: Webkinz, Kung Zhus, legos, dragons, his much desired Harry Potter Lego Castle, and more. Together they also received Apples to Apples (Junior), Blurt, crystal making kit, and puzzles. Daddy got Apples to Apples the adult version as well. Here’s a couple photos.
Dinner was Turkey and all the fixings. Yumm-o. We invited neighbors to dine with us. Then that evening after friends were gone and the kitchen was cleaned up, we celebrated my Mother in Law’s birthday (she’s a Christmas baby)… we had Lemon Meringue pie and Chocolate pie. We played hours of Apples to Apples as well…first the junior edition with the kids and then once they went off to do their own thing, we broke out the adult version. Oh my… we laughed until we cried. That game rocks. Thanks to Julie (again) for introducing us to A2A in August. Those games are loads of fun!
All in all, I had a really good Christmas. Was able to speak with my parents and brother. This was Christmas #12 spent without them. Not an easy thing. And this year actually hit me hard. I’m thankful for technology and the ability to see and share photos and to talk with them on the phone. I’m hoping the New Year will bring me a webcam so we can start Skype-ing together
Sunday we went and saw Harry Potter 7 at the Edwards Theatre. Oh WOW. Great movie. The kids loved it too. I am thrilled they kept to the book so well and I cannot wait until the last movie arrives in theatres in July! Yay! After the movie, we came home and the boys made homemade noodles and cooked up a delicious turkey noodle soup and some cornbread.
So that was a bit of our Christmas weekend. Hope yours went wonderfully too!