Hello and Merry Christmas to all of you beautiful people!! I am a few days late updating my blog because its the holidays and all I want to do is eat and sleep. But, I’m at my parent’s house in Canada, ready to party it up while Gordon is at home working his little behind off.
Here’s what happened this week:
Well, obviously Christmas happened this week! And a whole lot of stuff that led up to Christmas.
I tried to do as much as possible ahead of time so I could relax and enjoy Christmas Day. Since we don’t live that close to family and Gordon was working the midnight shift the week of Christmas, I got to do everything mostly myself.
Last month, I made our Christmas breakfast so it was just waiting in my freezer for me to pull out and bake. That was super smart of me, if I do say so myself.
Starting a week before Christmas, I tried to spend 30 minutes here and 45 minutes there wrapping gifts. Everything was wrapped and ready to go 2 days to spare!
Christmas Eve, I stayed home from church with Eddie and sick Blake (bad cough and fever of 104 at his highest…poor kid!) and got some last minute groceries delivered so I could make a lasagna for Christmas dinner as per Gordon’s request. I did a big grocery trip on the 23rd only to realize on the 24th that I forgot half of my items. I am NOT crazy, contrary to popular belief. I just happened to bring all three kids with me on said grocery trip and Eddie was screaming 80% of the time. So, I think a few things got overlooked because that kid stresses me out.
When I made the realization that I forgot the most important ingredients (tomato sauce, cheese, noodles) I thought I’d have to take my boys with me to the store. But, some of you wonderful readers came to my rescue and told me about other grocery delivery options (there really are so so many in the city!) so I was able to get them delivered. When you pay people money, they will do things for you. Haha!
These photos that I’m sharing below are ones from Christmas Day. Gordon made it home at 6:30 am, just in time for the kids to wake up and all of us to eat breakfast and open presents together as a family. Then he went to bed and me and the kids played with new toys, had naps, and prepared dinner. My favorite gift was a stocking filled with diet coke AND this gel manicure set so I can do my own gel manicures at home! I LOVE it. Took me a hot second to figure it out (2 hours….HA!) but now I have gloriously purple and shiny nails. (Got the color plum and done and I love it!)
Ohhh! And my husband got me a plaque for the wall that says “2017 Badass Mother of the Year”. I’ll have to take a picture of it and share later. It was super sweet. My year was certainly a rough one, but I’m so happy to be over it.
So, here are the few images I snapped from Christmas. Scroll below for next week!
Here’s what’s coming up this week:
We are currently in Canada, visiting my parents and cousins for the week until school starts back up for my kids in early January, freezing our royal taneenees off. And I thought New York was cold!
We are loving having a rental car to drive around in (I miss driving) and meeting up with old friends 🙂
Eddie is in heaven, playing with my parents small dog, Quincy. Pure heaven. and Brooke and Blake love playing with their cousins.
My birthday is on Friday and I asked my parents to watch my kids one night so I could go to a hotel and sleep as long as I wanted and THEY AGREED. This is going to be the highlight of my year. Also, here comes 32! Ah!
2018 is coming right up too…maybe we’ll do a small party?! We haven’t decided.
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a healthy New Year!!