Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Christmas Blur……

Yep, we were off school for two and a half weeks and I only updated twice. Yay me.

Life intervened. Things like sleeping late took precedent.

Oh wait. There was no sleeping late at my house unless you were over the age of 14.

Hmm. Let me clarify. There was no sleeping late unless you were over age 14 and less than 42. Which, if you do the math, leaves me out. Lovely.

But, things like staying in jammies all morning, reading books while snuggled on the couch, playing with toys to our hearts content, and eating dinner later than usual were more important than updating the blog.

side note: I still haven’t even done our Christmas letter. I am shooting for Valentine’s Day/Chinese New Year this year.

Let me take a moment to clarify that I took part in all the above activities except playing with toys. I drew the line at that event.

Christmas came, we saw, we conquered.

Hmm. Thinking back to Christmas Eve.

We went to Mass….and all the kids mostly behaved. Ahem.



My laptop decided get sick for 36 hours and about killed me.



Resorted to the crackberry to survive…gasp.



Stayed up late to build a “bleeping” Barbie house on Christmas Eve. Ugh. It was midnight until all was built and played with by those older than 6.





Christmas brought new kitchen appliances for a girl, a new guitar for a boy, new Barbies and Littlest Pet Shop pieces for short people, and………….marshmallow guns for all!





The New Year was upon us rather quickly. Oh, by the way, we chose to celebrate on Irish time so we could do it at 8pm. Hey, no excuses here. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Yep.

Dave and Katie departed for Pennsylvania shortly after the year began to visit his parents. So, while the cat was away, the mice played. We had Mickey D’s for breakfast, junk food for lunch, pizza for dinner, and stayed in our jammies all day.

Well, only once. But it was fun!

Now we’re back into the school groove again, complete with frigid temperatures and snow in the forecast.

Need I remind you that we live in Georgia?

“Nuf said.

9 thoughts from friends:

Denise said...

Sounds like an eventful Christmas break, yet not TOO eventful. At least you blogged. I hadn't blogged since the first of December.

Jboo said...

Sounds like a pretty great Christmas break!!

Sorry about your cold weather in Georgia! We should be ready for it in Nebraska, but is anybody really ready for a high of -5??? BRrrr! Hoping for an early spring! Happy New Year to you and your family!
Janet

Laura L. said...

A great update!
I'm glad you had time for sleeping late, jammies, and snuggling.
Sounds like a very good holiday break.
A Chinese New Year letter instead of a Christmas newsletter could work. Why not?

Jill said...

What fun! That is all we did too! I LOVED sleeping in with the girls!
I had to giggle at the Christmas
Eve phot, Lucy does that same grin!
See, you have your Christmas pictures posted! I do NOT! You lucky girl!

Kim said...

Sounds like a great Christmas! Love the marshmellow guns! Those would be a hit in our house.

Hope 2010 brings you many wonderful blessings!

Kim

Tara said...

Tell Alex and Katie they need to behave in church next time!

Looks like that Barbie house was soo fun to put together. I guess my time for that is coming... AGAIN! UGH!

JShannon said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful Christmas. Since I had off work the week between Christmas and New Years Malia and I stayed in our jammies for 5 whole days. We loved it!

The Johnson 5 said...

It feels like a BLURRR! Your time off sounds a lot like ours. Is it sad that I'm already counting down to next year's Christmas break :)

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas Blur! :)

I've been wanting to get those marshmallow guns for years and I keep forgetting until someone else receives one.

We were up late putting together a doll house as well. The bigger kids had a little too much fun playing with it. Someone deleted my pics...hmmm... could it be they didn't want to be caught on the blog playing with a doll house??

Sometimes routine is a good thing. :)

Happy New Year!
Robin