I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!
Mine was great.
Christmas Eve, I made a big dinner. Which is always crazy because it's just me and Kaeli!! She opened 1 present, and then she spent the rest of the night thinking that Santa would skip our house if she couldn't fall asleep fast enough. We were tracking him on the Norad Tracker, and she got more and more nervous. She was seriously stressed out about it. So we get ready for bed, I tell her to give me a minute to clean up, and we'll read The Night Before Christmas. I went in her room 5 minutes later to find her completely passed out!!! All that worrying for nothing. With Kaeli asleep, I settled in to watch It's a Wonderful Life. One of my friends stopped by, and we stayed up way too late waiting for Santa.
Christmas morning, Kaeli woke me up way earlier than my body wanted her to. Between her excitement and my exhaustion, I didn't take many pictures. We also went to her grandparents house for a couple of hours. My apartment is covered in new toys and other crap. The word spoiled does not begin to explain it. I guess that's the perk to being an only child/grandchild. Then, I took the most wonderful nap!!
Note - You know your child has seen A Christmas Story one too many times when she's saying all the lines before the actors say them!! I love that it's on for 24 hours. I think I watched it like 4 times!
Now it is the day after Christmas, which I always kind of like. It's nice to finally relax. All the stress is gone (besides what the hell am I going to do with all the leftovers) I'm supposed to be on my way to my hometown. None of my family lives there anymore, but a lot my friends are home for the holidays and Rob's family lives there. The problem is that I'm totally worn out and just want to lounge around. I'm moving very slowly. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone, though. My posse has planned a reunion outing for Saturday night, and I couldn't be more excited. We haven't all been out together in forever.
I guess I should get to packing. I'm going to try to get back here before next year, but if I don't I wish everyone a Happy and Safe New Year. 2009 here we come!!