Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Recap

So, that was Christmas.  And it was so much better than I had even dared to hope it would be.  My in-laws visit went beautifully, Joshua spent lots and lots of time curled up in Grandpa's lap, Christopher warmed up to them quickly, and Lexie was all over Grandma as was expected.  S had lots of good catch-up and reminiscing time with his parents, and I got along with them perfectly.  The weather threw a small hitch in the game plan with a blizzard (yes, an official blizzard!) on Christmas Eve, which prevented my family from being able to get here on Christmas, but gave S his very first White Christmas, so it was a worthy trade-off. 

Christmas day was wonderful, with lots of happiness, pancakes, giddy children, and playing in the snow.  We held off on the official dinner, waiting until my family could get here, so Christmas dinner was leftover homemade ham and potato soup that my FIL had made the night before from a ham I had made on Tuesday.  His is way better than mine, and after watching, I know why.  Mine is the lowfat version compared to his.  I remove all the fat before making stock, he keeps it in.  He adds butter, I don't... you get the picture.  So not good for you, but sooo good!

That night, during bedtime prayers, all 5 of us in the room, I got a little teary, realizing just how happy I was.  I've had some rough Christmases, but this one was just so... right.  As I said, I had everything I'd ever wanted for Christmas right there in that room.  I am so blessed.

My mom, her husband and my sister were able to make it yesterday, although the roads still aren't completely clear.  And miracle of miracles, my mother was... fine!  She didn't do anything to embarrass me, or say anything out of line, or anything.  The food all turned out delicious, and it was just a good day.  S, his Dad, my stepfather, and Lexie went outside and built a great snowman.  Lexie, my sister and I kicked butt (and got our butts kicked) on Super Mario Brothers. 

And now everyone is gone back to their own homes, sent with lots of goodies from my kitchen :)  And my house feels a little bit empty, even though I'm glad to get back to our regular life as well.  But it was an amazing holiday.  I couldn't have asked for better.

5 comments:

Angel said...

So glad to hear everything went great!

Bella said...

I'm so happy you had a fun and happy Christmas!

won said...

Damn, damn, damn.

Those are really good awe-inspired, happy "damns", by the way.

I am very glad for you.

Erin Lutz said...

I am so glad everything went so well! I was thinking of you on Christmas, and hoping everyone was behaving (NOT talking about kids either!) And what can be more magical than a white Christmas? :)

Kristin said...

Glad you had a great Christmas!

 

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