Monday, December 26, 2011

The Morning After

Ah, the best laid plans.  We thought for sure we'd have no problem bringing everything home this Christmas.  In the past, we've had to leave a good deal of the kids' gifts behind for someone to bring to us at a later date because our car just couldn't fit everything.  This year, the van gave us a false sense of confidence.  We were almost able to pull it off, but alas, the picnic table didn't fit in the van!  :)

What a whirlwind of a couple days.  We returned to our hometown for Christmas and everyone was spoiled rotten: the boys with their mountains of gifts, me with two bottles of Prairie Fume that I practically polished off myself, and Evan with a Packer victory.  That last one spoiled me too. 

I think the most stressful part of a big holiday like this is the process of loading the kids into the van multiple times.  For some reason, that never goes smoothly.  Anyone else?

Evan is home today, so we're kind of in recovery mode.  I need to put my nose to the grindstone and get these three photo books done so I can get them ordered before my coupons expire and go grocery shopping (french fries are on sale!).  We still have a pile of boxes that we need to bring downstairs and open up for the kids, along with train tracks to build, race tracks to set up, and movies to watch.

It might be a kickin' back kind of day.  It would be great to get out and snag all kinds of after Christmas deals, but that would involve me doing my hair and putting on real pants and I'm thinking that's not really going to happen today.  Yes, I do realize I already mentioned my need to go to the grocery store and I am fully aware of the predicament that puts me in regarding the whole "no real pants" concept.  I'm still working that one out in my head. 

For now, I'm going to enjoy a cup of coffee while the kids enjoy Curious George with their Daddy and work on those photo books.  I'll change out of my PJ pants at some point.  Maybe. 

Hope your Christmas was amazing and you have a wonderful last week of 2011!

That reminds me.  I have leftover cake.  That will go beautifully with my coffee!  Merry Day After Christmas!

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