Ours was very nice and quiet....well as quiet as it gets with two school age enthusiasts. We woke up to a dusting of snow which always sets a holiday mood. Went out scooped up some snow, got our PJ's damp and came back inside.
We had a leisurely prep for the meal. Papa and the kiddos watched the parade and oooohhhhed and aaaahhhhhed and colored and drew their fave after the parade. Watched Toy Story 3 and then we ate and relaxed. Shelley and I are like a well oiled machine...not counting the mulled wine and the Blue Moon beer. We managed to make it all the way through the entire day without so much as a spit or spat. I'm so proud of us. It has taken a lot of careul consideration to reach this wonderous spot in the road where we can play together nicely in the kitchen and elsewhere. It is never easy when two woman (who have independently run a household) come together in a house to live. "We dun gooooooder."
We are going to put up the trees today. Kinda was a slacker but the kids had stuff they wanted to do and Papa was off of work and well, we just aren't gonna push it. The three musketeers went off to the park and I had a few hours of peace and got some crafting done. And yesterday, Papa and Shelley had to work, so it was me and the beasties. They cleaned their room, helped with some minor chores and then played and watched Diary of a Wimpy kid, while I finished my cards, gift exchange gifts and wrapped and packaged the overseas stuff.
But last night we had some real fun.
We went back down south to the little town of Bethlehem....er Belen and went to freeze our
And yes, that was a picture of me. I usually post a picture at Halloween so that I don't scare anyone but what the heck, I can bend the rules.