Post-Christmas Tidbits

I haven’t spent time thinking out a post (like I do that anyway, ha!) but here’s a few thoughts from me so you know I’m still alive (I know you were worried).

I went semi-unplugged the past week, and I kinda loved it. More than once, I started to get online (or “on the line” as Grace says) and stopped myself, realizing that I didn’t want to spend my time that way. And okay, if I’m being honest, I did binge-read a couple of books on my new Kindle, so it hasn’t exactly been less screen time so much as less social media time.

We spent our first Christmas at home and had a wonderful time. We probably won’t do this every year, as we do love holidays with our extended family, too, but it was fun getting to wake up in our own house for Christmas.


Grace was a piece of work as we attempted to get a nice family shot

Sophia was gifted with her own baby doll and loved it. She clung to it for a good couple of hours and still gets a huge grin on her face when she sees it.

We’re finally cracking down on the potty training with Grace since Joe has been home more to help me out a bit more with it – I hope I don’t jinx anything, but I’d say we’re about halfway there and most definitely living on a prayer.

It’s 10:30 AM and the girls and I are all still in the same clothes we slept in. They’re playing nicely in their Christmas jammies (not family matching ones), Grace has been singing everything she’s thinking for the last ten minutes, and I’m sipping coffee while watching the snow fly outside our windows. I just can’t bring myself to get moving yet… the chores will be there later.

We had a very tense afternoon yesterday watching football, but luckily the Packers pulled off the win, so our house will be a pleasant one for at least the next week. Joe was a bit despondent for a while when it was looking dismal, and the girls even picked up on it and did their best to cheer him up. It was pretty cute, if ineffective.

Joe’s sister gifted the girls with a cute little felt nativity set that her boyfriend’s mom MADE. Color me impressed. They also came with little battery-operated votive candles to illuminate them.

I hope you all had the merriest of Christmases and you’re having fun celebrating the next few days – Christmas isn’t over yet! That’s what I keep reminding myself as I keep eating our cookies, anyway.

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  1. Sara LaBruzzo

    December 31, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    The bokeh in the first pic of your tree turned out great. I wonder what Grace had the long face about?…. Sophie is extra extra cute in this one. She has her very own baby now! That nativity is beautiful. Who thought felt could be so pretty?… Grace is lovin’ it!


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