Just like the weeks that lead up to the holidays, the holidays them self pass by so quickly. Russ has been home with us for an entire week now and we have been loving our time together. I am dreading the very thought of him heading back to work come Tuesday… so let’s not talk about that m’kay.
Things around here have been a little different too. Without much school, I haven’t sat at my desk for hours on end. It has been such a nice and refreshing change of pace for everyone. Today I planned to share our Christmas recap but instead I decided to share a bunch of photos from life lately, including our Christmas.
December 23rd was spent being lazy, celebrating Christmas with my parents, and driving around town working on our Christmas light scavenger hunts. Marissa would have gladly kept looking until she found EVERY single thing. However the rest of us gave up a lot sooner.
I didn’t take many pictures that day, but I did snap this one. This, THIS is what happens when I ask Russ to take a selfie with me. I posted it on IG and I was so glad to hear so many of you can relate.
December 24th the girls spent most of the morning playing with their new toys and I did lots of laundry, cleaning, and all kinds of other things. I wanted to make sure I could have a guilt free, lazy Christmas. Finally we got ourselves dressed and went to Russ’ parents for an early dinner. We attended Christmas Eve service together and went back to their home for presents.
December 25th we spent at home, being lazy, all day. I did as little cooking as possible (or anything really). The girls are always so patient, we didn’t even get around to opening our presents until almost 11! We like to take things easy around here.
After breakfast and presents they built and played with Lego sets for the rest of the day. This Christmas we added 10 new sets to our ever-growing collection. It’s insane, but its pretty much all they ever want to play with. Sadly I sat around a little grumpy most of the day. I think the warm weather, and end of the holiday season was just getting to me. I wasn’t in the best of moods this Christmas, but that’s okay. There is always room to improve next year.
December 26th is the day I un-decked the halls, but not before running to Walmart and Target to look through all the Christmas clearance first #priorities. I actually didn’t end up buying any decor items this year, which was a bummer. The house was un-decorated and all packed away by lunch time. It amazes me that it takes about 14 hours to put it all up and only about 4 to take it all down. I did decide to leave some pine garland with lights in it up though. I wasn’t ready to give up all of the magical lighting at once. Maybe I’ll pack it away come February. The girls, once again, played with Legos ALL day.
December 27th is a blur. I honestly don’t remember much about this day other than running errands off and on. The girls have some gift cards to Toys R Us and they went to spy out some new Lego sets they could buy (SURPRISE). The girls and I also hit up Target (again) hoping to get first dibs on the Valentines Day Dollar Spot items.
December 28th was my 33rd birthday! The day started with a surprise guest joining me for my 3.3 mile birthday run and ended with friends. Everything from the start to the finish was absolutely perfect and so much more than I deserved. With a great start to #33 I am so excited to see how the next year goes.
My birthday, check!
Now all that is left is the start of a new year… and that is just around the corner.
How have your holidays been so far?
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