After an 11 1/2-hour drive yesterday, we were plunged back into the real world today after our little Christmas vacation. It is definitely nice to be home, but I'll admit that I was wishing for a few days' reprieve from le train-train quotidien (...and the icky slushy snow) when the alarm went off this morning.
|I made this in the 3rd grade.|
On Christmas Eve, after visiting friends and family, we headed back to my parents' for dinner. As is tradition, we (the "kids") each opened our one allotted gift early... and, as is tradition, each box contained new Christmas pajamas!
|ok, ok, we took this on Christmas morning....|
This year, though, we all slept in later than normal. When we got up, we had our traditional homemade à la Dad Chocolate Pudding & (not homemade) Biscuits for breakfast. The kitchen was cleaned up before we took down our stockings, even. Then we opened up our gifts.
|So rich. So yummy. Probably so bad for you.|
|Let the madness begin...! :o)|
Unfortunately, I managed to come down with a cold somewhere in the midst of all of this. I'm still trying to shake it...!
Sunday we went to church. I was really feeling under the weather so we stayed only for Sacrament meeting and a few hugs. I took a nap as soon as we got back to the house.
|Me hugging Rosie. This hug did not actually happen at church.|
We left for home early on Tuesday morning. It is always hard to say goodbye to Mom, Dad, & Morgan... and the pets. But we were grateful for a nice visit with them and for their kind hospitality.
|Purrl, with Thomas|
|Purrl, playing with Mom|
|Rosie actually let Dad pet her...|
|Me in one of my Christmas presents :oD|