Oh man I am tired right now. Just uploading all of the pictures are videos...stick a fork in me! Christmas time is SO much work but I love it. I worked two half days on Monday and Tuesday I tried to get ready for my classes in January but it just didn't happen. Luckily I don't go back to work until the 11th so hopefully I can get some lesson prep done that first week in January. The week has been a blur at this point. Lots of movies, cooking, baking, dishes, napping, movie watching, puzzling. On Wednesday night I got together with my girlfriends and we did our annual gift exchange. We had dinner and then we watched a movie that I slept through.
I decided I wanted to switch it up this year. Normally we do our big Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve but I wanted to go out to dinner instead this year. All the places I wanted to go to were either closed or booked so Scott offered to make stir fry...DONE! We had stir fry and then played some games and watched Klaus on Netflix. It's so cute! I loved it. Gabby convinced us to get up at 6:00 am on Christmas morning. Gifts were a hit with the exception of Ryan who wanted his own VR Headset. We had Christmas turkey dinner with the works that night and played a game and watched a movie. It was a GREAT day! Yesterday was a little recover day slash get ready for Corbin's birthday. Today was Corbin's birthday. I made him his requested birthday breakfast of breakfast casserole and sausage. After we got ready we headed out to jump time. Scott took Gabby and Corbin to the Grand China Buffet for lunch. Tonight we had fish tacos and lemon cake. Corbin is having a virtual b-day game night with his friends online. He is screaming loud in his room right now and will stay up late playing with them.
I almost forgot. I'm so tired. I bought myself a Bernina sewing machine on Tuesday. I've decided I need a new sewing machine since I'm an FCS teacher now and I basically stopped sewing years ago because my old machine caused me so much aggravation. After bidding on a few used models online and losing (because I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend hundreds of dollars on a gamble) I just decided to buy a new one instead. I got the cheapest model but it was still A LOT! It's an investment that I dont' think I will regret.
That's all for now!
|The girls spent hours decorating their gingerbread houses on Christmas Eve day. It was a perfect activity for them.|
|Puzzle Station. Both girls are better than me already.|
|We wanted to make zebra dessert for Christmas Eve but I went to Albertson's 4 times and they were out every time. So I tried this peppermint pie. It was okay.|
|Ryan helped a little|
|I forced Corbin to help me make it. Ha. And YES he lives in this set of jammies.|
|Scott's stir fry. Yum!|
|Christmas morning treats!|
|Gabby made Piper this unicorn all by herself. She picked out the fabric at the craft store and all.|
|Ryan is not so sure about those roller skates.|
|Piper loves hers!|
|Christmas dinner. Yum. I made boneless turkey breast in the crock pot for the first time. I may never go back.|
|Gabby got an art tablet. She's been drawing for 2 days straight.|
|Front Room Disaster!|
|Corbin's/sharing with the other kids VR headset.|
|Girls night movie.|
|Corbin is 13 can you believe it! Me either!|