I spent Sunday priming and painting the shed. Monday morning I was able to get up and finish painting. I then took the kids ice skating with my siblings and their kids. The Beals try to get together before Christmas and go ice skating. We grew up ice skating as kids. I have a lot of memories of ice skating. It's pretty nostalgic for me. It's fun to take the kids once a year. Afterwards we went to Idaho Pizza Company and it was a disaster. Somehow they were like an hour or two behind schedule...how? Why? They didn't tell us until after we'd been waiting for an hour. I canceled my order and peaced out! It was so annoying! I hurried home because our friend was coming over to put the flooring in the shed. Yay! He was able to finish up that evening and he and Scott put up the light and we were all ready for Karen to stay in her own space for Christmas! Miracle! That evening the Linquists brought over pizza and we decorated cookies as per tradition. Rachel was sick so she just sent over Nate and Blake. The kids had fun but Piper lasted the longest and decorated the most. She did a great job decorating!
Tuesday was Christmas Eve! Gabby and I went to pick up Karen from the airport. It was snowing a bit and felt very Christmasy! The rest of the day was spent with dinner preparation and watching Christmas movies. After our Christmas dinner we sang a few Christmas songs and read a few poems. We played some games and then watched Die Hard. Ha. Scott is not into Christmas movies but he loves that one so why not? I spent the entire month watching Christmas movies already.
Christmas morning we got up and opened presents and had breakfast and then I went back to bed! I was so tired and I slept terribly the night before. I had the longest best nap! After that we mostly just laid around and watched movies. After dinner that night we played some more games and watched Red Eye with our kids. It's a good one!
Thursday was Karen's birthday. She and I had lunch at Kneaders and did a little shopping (nightmare, way too busy) and came home. Later that evening we went and watched the new Little Women movie which I liked but I still like the Winona Ryder version better I think. That movie is one of my very favorite movies.
Friday was Corbin's birthday. We had a birthday breakfast and then got ready to go to Jump Time. The kids had a blast at Jump Time and they were so cute playing together. They can be so amazing sometimes. Love them! After that we went to a different Idaho Pizza Company and I called ahead with the order. The food was great and the kids had a good time. Later that night I made Corbin's favorite dinner and cupcakes and then got packed for Utah.
Karen had to be at the airport at 6:30 am on Saturday and I didn't want to drive to the airport and back and then drive to Utah, plus we were doing such a short trip I figured we might as well get down there. So we got up extra early and headed out to Utah. Last night a bunch of us went to Frozen II and a bunch of people went to the new Star Wars movie. Later that night some of us played a card game that we lost to Janet yet once again.
Today we've been hanging out. The kids opened their presents. Tonight we will have Sunday dinner followed by a gift exchange and I'm assuming games. Scott has to work on Tuesday so we will head back home sometime tomorrow. Ryan wants to stay for 10 more days.
Also Ryan told me Christmas was two thumbs down and one thumbs up because he got the wrong LOL doll and because he wanted Piper's sloth. When he opened his LOL he was like, "seriously..LOL pet." It was SO funny. I guess he wanted an LOL big sister. Whoops!
Christmas cookie decorating.
|Piper's elf! So great!|
|Christmas Eve dinner...the works!|
|Christmas Eve Games|
|Christmas Tree on Christmas Eve|
|Santa brought candy and pringles...why not?|
|Christmas morning treats|
|The boys waiting to open presents.|
|Checking out the stockings.|
|Karen's B-day cupcake. Nothing bundt cakes...yum!|
|Corbin was helping his siblings cross. It was very cute.|
|Birthday shades...cool dude.|
|Utah second Christmas!|
|Shed with painted walls and flooring. Scott spent SO many hours on the dry wall alone. So many hours! He did a great job!|
|So glad Home Depot had stepping stones in December. So cute!|
|Ceiling fan/light. I got that on Craigslist. So nice!|
|Still need to get a big TV. Can't wait for some shed time to chill out.|