We had a great holiday with Jay's family in town. The schedule for the most part followed my thoughts here. It made for a long day but was fabulous to see almost all of both our families in one day! We were showered with presents - picture frames, socks (always), beautiful pearl necklace, manicure set, Boston pjs and ornaments (nice!), HD and Lowes gift cards and mula (always appreciated and needed!). Jay and I agreed this year to not do presents since we didn't need anything and the money could be better spent on the house projects needed. My husband is a sneaky and fabulous man! Sidenote: we usually exchange gifts on Christmas Eve. Once I was all snuggled in bed preparing to awake in a few hours, he comes in and asks if I want my 'holiday gift now or in the morning?' I smile yet remind him we agree to not buy presents this year, to which his planned response was 'it's not a present, it's a holiday gift'. I love surprises and he knows it :) The Husband bought me yet another item to help me relax (his new goal in life hahaha!) -- a bath spa that suctions to the side of your tub and creates a current/bubbles to jazz up a still tub o' water, a bath pillow to rest my pretty head and a drain suction cover to gain an extra 4-5 inches of water in the tub. I used it once the in-laws left and it's amazing...I love it and him for thinking of me! He always does...
The day after Christmas we went to visit Heidi. It was a nice ride to relax and get out of the house with the doggie doo. We decided that next year we will start a tradition of bringing her a wreath and decorating after Turkey Day thru Christmas for some festiveness...
New Years Eve was nice... I had the day off work yet Jay had to punch the clock, so we rode in together and I dropped him off to go meet up with Daddio to see Tron (not Thor) in Manassas. It was a good movie - neither of us had seen the original from the 80s but they did good creating a back story. I enjoyed it more than I thought honestly, where Dad thought it was 'okay'. After some movie and popcorn time, I hung at Kathy and Dennis' with the girls - we painted our nails and watched some music videos (hilarious!). I scooped Jay once the girls went to bed and we headed back to K&D house. It's my turn to enjoy some adult beverages (we take turns each year), plus we had veggies, chips/salsa and bruchetta - quite yummy. On the way home we listened to the top 500 songs and I thought I was Mick Jagger or something jamming out, surprisingly knowing all the words to multiple songs - surprised the Husband.
It was a great end to the year...time to look forward into 2011. Another post to come later this evening if I can swing it.
I'll leave you with some pics of some very happy girls on Christmas morning, among other festive items...
|Thank you my love!|
|Gold ornament tree in dining room|
|Dress up shoes!|
|Star Wars book|
|Reading Santa's letter and his reply too!|