Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas has come and gone

Christmas has come and gone, and there are so many posts left unwritten I'm not sure even where to start to catch up. With each flustered day of scrambling to wrap that last present, flinging food together to make dishes (of food), dismantling our already disarrayed closets to pack for our year adventure, running around to visit with not all (unfortunately) but many of our friends before leaving, we have officially left San Antonio for the last time in probably a year. It was a bittersweet departure, as I was sad to leave my friends and family, but it would be an understatement to say that this moment has long been awaited.

My composure became unhinged towards the end from the many things juggling in my head pushing their way to the front for the most attention. Thank God for my husband who for some bizarre reason enjoys packing and relieved much of my stress. If it weren't for him, you might find me banging my head to the rhythm of "Little drummer boy" and running around screaming "Silent Night" like a banshee in an asylum for the insane. Seriously, how did I get so lucky to find someone who not only enjoys packing but in my humble opinion is a packing genius . He looks at it like a giant puzzle waiting to be solved. That man could pack a two ton elephant into a carry-on. Dishwasher, trunk, suitcase, he loves to pack them all and how I love him for it. My relationship with packing is dangerously volatile to say the least. Patience is typically not a friend I hang around with, and packing requires copious amounts of it. Luckily Patience is in love with Kyle, so between the three of us, we can get along with only a few terse words.

How was our Christmas?

It was a fabulous Christmas, and it's not even over yet.

Four Christmas meals later, I feel a bit like a beached whale moaning sad whale songs of a tummy ache. Yes, you read that correctly, FOUR Christmas meals:
1) Christmas Eve- we opened gifts AND had Christmas dinner. It is our tradition to open Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve and have Santa gifts Christmas morning. But typically we have Christmas dinner on Christmas itself.

2)Christmas Day- Christmas with the Pennycooks (our second fam). Yummy

3) Christmas Day evening (after lots of packing)- we ate leftovers of the Grojean (our other second fam's) Christmas meal.

4)The 26th- With Kyle's mom's side of the family at the coast.

And we have one more Christmas event in Houston yet! But who except the Grinch gets tired of opening presents and eating yummy food.

Expect many back stories from this Christmas as there is much to share! Hope your holidays were as loved filled and plentiful as ours!

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