So, let me share with you how our Christmas turned out......
Christmas Eve I worked, of course. However, my boss was nice enough to let me go home 2 hours earlier! The day before I kept saying to my hubby that I hoped that my boss would let me leave early as he had the prior year. This year he let me go a hour and a half earlier than the last.......PAID!
In the evening I first made some brownies for Santa and let Sabrina put them out along with some Eggnog and had a letter all ready for his arrival. Here is a picture:
Then, unexpectedly did I wake up at 5:45am??!! That's right! That is soooo out of the norm for me and I couldn't go back to sleep either. UGH! So my hubby and I ended up getting up and showered as the little one slept. I figured every year, since we go out to breakfast, I'm always rushing before it would get to late from opening gifts and then showering that my hubby would be like "It's getting too late to go out to breakfast." I didn't want to have to hear that again and the feeling of being rushed so I just bit the bullet and got ready.
After a bit, maybe 7:30-ish, we thought we would try and wake Sabrina up (video taping it in the process...hee hee!), we were unsuccessful. 8 o'clock rolled around and that's when I heard those infamous words...."If she doesn't get up soon, it's gonna be too late to go to breakfast." That's when I suggested we go try waking her up again. This time we were successful!
As Sabrina made her way out to the living room, she made her way to Santa's BIG gift......a Hannah Montana bike! She was so excited!! However, she had also asked Santa for a Whoopie Cushion. Let's just say, that thing is going to be put away.....FAR AWAY.....if I have to keep hearing that thing...grrrrr!!!Paul ended up getting a bunch of SJ Sharks stuff. Which, he already knew with some cause he put a few items in the "basket" online. I was fortunate enough to find a couple items in the store without his knowing. Yes, it's not that easy to find cool Sharks stuff as hockey isn't that popular of a sport here in California.
OK....I know. Kind of got carried away so back to Christmas. We turned the TV to that holiday log channel and thought to be funny and roast some marshmallows!! LOL! Paul's idea! Here is Paul and Sabrina roasting theirs...lol!
We finally made it to breakfast. We went to IHOP this year and I feel I did very well with eating taking WW into consideration. After breakfast, we went home to let our tummies settle and then made our way to my parent's house. It was the three of us, my mom, dad, brother, my SIL, my grandma and my aunt (my dad's sister). We had a lovely time however, seeing my grandma and with the dementia really taking over her, it was very sad. Not so funny this time. With her constantly forgetting where she is and who she is in a matter of minutes, we have to keep reminding her. Her mind was telling her one thing and we had to straighten it out for her that she thought everyone was messing with her. She even told Paul that she doesn't want to be here like this anymore. Well.....unfortunately, not in those exact words. It is really sad and I hate to see her like this. I did let her know how much we love her though and tried to reassure her that she belonged there with us. Poor grandma! *sigh* All in all though, it was a lovely Christmas and I'm so glad I was able to spend it with the most important people in my life that I love so very much!!
I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday!!!!! Whatever holiday or beliefs it is you celebrate! Sorry if I missed anyone in my last post. I really didn't mean to. BIG HUGS!!!!
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