We decorated the tree and the house.
We spent the days leading up to Christmas cleaning the house in a way it hasn't been cleaned for quite some time. We did not overdo it, but we made good progress each day.
Then we had a nice quiet Christmas morning at home and then Papa and Nana came over for Christmas dinner. We spent a couple lazy days not doing much, apart from taking in a movie with Chloe.
We spent Friday at home with an official Pajama Day.
Finally, Yesterday, we cleaned a little and then went to celebrate our Christmas with my family. We bought the Pixar Planes DVD for my Nephews and then we got each of the boys a Planes' character. They were a real hit.
Apparently, the pinnacle of Chloe's night was getting to hold her youngest cousin. Isaac, born in November!Cora took the week off from work and I, of course, have it off because of school. It has been really nice being home as a family. Cora goes back to work tomorrow and I know it won't be nearly as fun as it has been. I'll probably try to get some work done on the accursed bathroom.
That will be my New Year's Resolution. To finally finish that damned bathroom. Considering I started in march, it's kind of a joke. My re-modelling abilities, that is. I suppose it isn't so much that I'm not able to do it, but more of a "Do I want to spend the next couple hours doing something that will be easily cleaned up, or do I want to make one tiny step in that damned bathroom and home I can clean up before I have to leave again?" There is also the fun value. It's much more fun to take Chloe to the park than to bury myself in the bathroom. So, we know which decision gets made more often than not.
As the New Year closes in, many people like to look back. I like that, but that will be for another post. Today, I'm looking forward. I'm proud to be a member of a most wonderful family. Every day is a magical mystery tour, and I love every one of them. I wish time would slow down so I could appreciate them more. Instead, time seems to be speeding up.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.