I realize that it is almost the middle of January, and I have not done a Christmas post yet. I just seem to lack energy doing most things lately. I only seem to watch TV, FB, and run a few errands, and now, my new job. I do call a few ppl (family mostly), but even that I have to make myself do it. I haven't read a book in months; I an barely reading magazines, and my house, while not too bad, could definitely use a good thorough deep cleaning. Exercise? Nope!!! No worries, I still do get out and see people; my neighbour next door, coffee with the ladies, and church. The fact that I am aware of it is the main thing. We did manage to take our Christmas decorations down today. Our tree and lights are still up; mainly because I need a tree tote to pack it up in, which we don't have.
So, on to Christmas:)
On the whole, our Christmas went well. It was great to see family, play in the snow, eat, laugh, hang with our little niece, spend time together. As usual, when there are more than two adult kids home at the same time, we stayed in the B&B on the ranch. I didn't take any pictures this year, but I think I have posted a few on here before. It is such a cozy place. Anker loves to build a fire, and we have some time away from the hustle and bustle. It has electricity, so I watched a few episodes of Big Bang.
We left on the 23rd, around 3 or so. The roads weren't the greatest, but we managed ok.
Que the night at the cabin. I think I watched TV/BBT or something on my laptop.
I think it may or may not have involved an adult bevvy :)
Christmas Eve was when we had our big dinner. After a bit of a sleep in, I wandered over the the house (mom and dad's) and started in on helping with dinner prep. Hubby spent a lot of the morning polishing Mom's gramma's silver tea set. I did this and that, to try to help out. I tried to say that my job was to look after N, but that didn't fly :) Oh well. Dinner was that night was very good!! The usual dinner with all the trimmings.
The table ready for our crazy, large and loud family!!
Christmas Day we woke up around 8 to it SNOWING! I loved walking to the house while the snow was falling. It continued pretty much all day. It was beautiful.
We missed the family communion time, but got there in time to see N open her stocking, and have breakfast. Skyped with A, K, and Bebop, as they are out East, and then got to the business of opening gifts.
Since our family is so big, and we don't have a ton of money to spend on gifts, we each draw ONE name, plus our spouse. I usually always give a little gifts to everyone, anyway. I love giving gifts. I had Mom, and I got her a charger thing that she can use for her phone, and I also got her a Cineplex GC. A had Anker, and she got him a sweater, and some SBX coffee in a box. I had A, and I got her a Strbx Travel Mug, and some coffee to go with it, and a Cineplex GC card. My brother JT had me, and he gave me body butter from Body Shop, and Yoga pants. Funny story, I thought that I had only gotten the BB, as they had wrapped each gift separately, and I didn't find the 2nd gift. I was not amused. When they came over at noon (they spent the morning at her family's), I thanked them for the BB, hoping that they would say that there is another box, and sure enough, there was! It was there the entire time, but I couldn't see my name on it. So, we all had a bit of a laugh over that!!!
We spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing, playing/using our gifts, eating, and watching TV.
Some of them watched movies, while I took Little Miss on a sleigh ride. It was so beautiful, and she loved it.
The morning of the 27th, after having breakfast and saying good bye to family, we left to come back home. The roads were much better this time around.