But the best part of all? We don't entertain anyone on Christmas day. No one comes over for dinner, we don't have to go anywhere to be with relatives, we don't even need to have a fancy dinner in the dining room with the china. We can stay in our pajamas all day and enjoy not having to do anything. That's what we did this year. We ate Chinese food at the counter for lunch. I made Prime Rib for just the 4 of us (it only had one bone!). We sat on the couch and watched A Christmas Story and drank hot chocolate in front of the tree.
Don't get me wrong. I LOVE spending time with family and friends. We had an amazing time with friends on Christmas Eve with a wonderful dinner and singing Christmas carols around their living room piano.
I have a tripped planned to visit my sister in mid-January, and the whole family will trek to Seattle for my mom's 78th birthday in April.
But this Christmas--gloriously alone, and I don't regret it.
So the Holiday wrap up goes like this:
|T1 and T2 standing next to each other in the school program. Miracle!|
|A super rainy night at Disneyland. The rain looks like snow in the camera.|
|Listening to amazing carolers at the Tam 'O Shanter's holiday dinner|
|Christmas morning. I was the only one up FOREVER. Kids didn't get up until after 8!|
|Reading the response letter from Santa. He asked them to be good to each other in the new year and to listen to their parents. hahahaha|
|T2's special trip to the American Girl Store with friends for a fabulous lunch.|
Overall, our holiday break has been wonderful. Now on to New Year's resolutions. I am definitely going to do things differently in 2011. How about you?