We survived Christmas! We decided to spend it up in Utah at my brothers house. We packed up the gifts and squeezed into the car and arrived the evening before Christmas Eve. We spent Christmas Eve day doing last minute grocery & gift shopping. The children & I finished the last of the handmade gifts (these are what we also ended up making in Henry's class) and preparing the cookies & milk, notes for Santa & carrots for the reindeer. We watched, "It's a Wonderful Life" and finished wrapping up the presents around 2:30 a.m. We didn't leave the house at all on Christmas which was great; we were all so exhausted anyway. I'm so thankful for everyone who came to see us. It was really nice not having to pack up the kids and drive everywhere. We loved just vegging out at home. The children were thrilled with their wheels. Kate wanted 3 things for Christmas, one of which was a scooter. Henry is loving his plasmacar.
We are home now and just trying to get unpacked and make room for our new treasures (some old things are going to have to go-we just don't have the room...) Henry is on his last week of Christmas Vacation or "Winter Break" as the locals call it. It has been so nice having him home and not having to deal with school. We are enjoying lots of pajama time and overall laziness, just as it should be.
Onto other unrelated news, I need a major detox. I am not kidding. I started googling "detox drinks" today. I feel like my system needs a major cleanse. If you've got a good concoction- I want to hear about it. Honey, lemons, I'm up for anything.
Additional unrealted news: we bought a new (to us) mini-van on New Years Eve. The children are in HEAVEN. We have officially joined the swagger wagon club. Oy oy oy. We were getting so cramped in our Pilot so we made the move to the Odyssey (I'm a devoted and loyal Honda fan) so now everyone has enough room and I no longer have to hear about who's touching who. I'm not going to lie- I avoided the mini-van for a long time. The thought made me want to gag- but, don't tell anyone, I'm secretly loving it. Muahahahaha!