1. Since Charles worked all day on Christmas Day, we ended up just doing some celebration shifting and did all the the "main event" Christmas celebrating on Christmas Eve morning. The kids wore matching jammies. Santa came a day early. We opened presents in a couple of waves with a big breakfast in the middle. There were a lot of treats and toys and merriment. We went to Mass that evening, and Clare passed out on the 3-minute drive home. Charles and I ate Mexican food and enjoyed the last of our day together.
2. The sunrise that greeted me as I prepped cinnamon rolls (actual) Christmas morning left the Canticle of Zechariah ringing in my ears all day. The photo doesn't nearly do it justice, but it's the best I could capture. I felt the joy of Christmas, even if it was going to be a different kind of holiday for me.
|O Radiant Dawn, indeed!|
3. I, um . . . maybe made the kids wear their second set of matching jammies Christmas Eve night, so they ate cinnamon rolls and yogurt in festive duds.
4. The rest of the day was a blur of food and movies and singing and dancing . . . and a lot of emotion. FaceTime chats with family in Arizona, combined with a long day for Charles, combined with what went down at the hospital made sure the emotions ran high. But again, we managed to end the day with food and each other, so I guess it turned out okay.
|Jammies, Peter, Tiny Dancer, Getting my mom-blog on|
5. Our week between Christmas and the new year was full of visits and a virus. Peter had a little something early last week that he seems to have passed to Clare. She spent New Year's Eve vomiting, so we spent our night dealing with it. Makes our actual plans of "play a game and go to bed early" sound downright wonderful! Here's hoping that we don't spend the new year how we spent its eve!!
6. This year, I used Jennifer Fulwiler's Saint Name Generator twice: once to choose a 2015 patron for myself (St. Genevieve) and once to choose one for our family (St. John Bosco). All you holy men and women, pray for us.
7. I'm hoping for a lot of things in 2015, but since I'm not really a "resolution" girl, I'll just leave it at that for me. But I will share the kids' resolutions. Peter resolves to get better sleep, especially at night. Clare resolves to ditch the diapers and start using the big girl potty. We'll see how they do. ;-)
|Blurry, filtered, and too cute not to share.|
Have a lovely weekend, and a happy, blessed 2015!