christmas break recap

Hola, imaginary friends!

I’m back from my blogging hiatus! I have felt totally disconnected from the world the past few days, and I won’t lie, it’s been nice. Sometimes the computer can be a real distraction from life. That’s part of the reason I refuse to get a hip, internet yielding cell phone. I have too many distractions already, I can’t imagine carrying the internet around in my pocket all day!

We’ve spent the past week eating, opening gifts, eating, not sleeping, eating, driving, driving, eating, and driving. I’m tired. And strangely still hungry.

(P.S. I got 12 inches of my hair cut! Remember when I was really nervous about getting a hair cut? Well I put my big girl panties on, and had the lady chop off 12 inches. I donated it to the fine folks at Locks of Love. If you’ve got some long hair you’d like to shed for a mom-do, LoL is a great organization to give to!)

We spent Christmas Eve with my family. We ate. And ate. And ate. My momma cooked, so even if you aren’t hungry, you still eat because her food is just that good. Afterwards, we headed back to the little old house to get ready for Santa. After we put PB to bed, I spent a good 45 minutes begging Ben to let me open my presents that night. He said no.

I pouted. He can be so mature sometimes. I mean, come on man. Just let me open one stinkin’ present. Who has that much self control??!!?

Christmas morning came, and PB was wild. Somehow, I think he knew this morning was different. He actually sat through opening all of his presents. He really liked the paper best. Note to all parents of 1 year olds: save your money. Wrap up some old socks and some spoons and tupperware, and give it to your child. You’ll be their hero.

PB had a big time tearing through the paper. Santa brought him some clothes, a kid’s bible, some books, a tent, and lots of toys.

Ben got some clothes, some weight stuff, and some other man things.

And, ladies and gentlemen, I got every American girl’s dream:

Yep. A table saw. I have no earthly idea how to use it, but I’ve wanted one for a while now. Here’s to hoping I don’t cut any extremities off.

I also got my first pair of Tom’s shoes. I feel really ‘in the now’.

We traveled to visit Ben’s family after Christmas last week, which meant we spent 16 hours on the road. It was so fun to see everyone, but by Friday, we were hallucinating. PB doesn’t sleep well on the road. He sleeps so light that he wakes up at every noise. Needless to say, we didn’t get very much sleep over the course of the week. But we got to see lots of family. Family got to see lots of PB. And I got to eat Smithfield’s. It was a win-win-win situation.

We came home Friday evening and I threw my bags out the window and headed to the hospital because my best friend had her baby! I’ve been so excited for this baby I couldn’t hardly stand it. She’s beautiful, just like her momma. I held her and sniffed her and for a split second, it made me want another baby. And then I had flashbacks of the stool softeners and the IV and the actual labor part, and I changed my mind. I’m happy with one bebe…. for now 😉 I can always go see sweet Emery Kate if I need an adorable baby fix.

We had big plans for New Year’s Eve. Like major plans. We ate some chili, played with PB’s new toys, watched a little Fresh Prince, and were in bed by 10:42 p.m. It was pretty dangerous.

How was your Christmas? What kindsa goodies did you get? Did you have a laid back New Year’s Eve, or did you walk on the wild side like us?

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I hope this new year is your best yet!

Have a blessed Monday 🙂


8 thoughts on “christmas break recap

  1. Ok a) you will love your TOMS if you don't already, b) I'm scared of table saws so I'm proud of you, c) I wish I had a New Years Eve like you did but sadly I did not, and finally I'm so glad you're back! I'm back too I just have to get around to posting today… 🙂

    Also, your boots are adorable in that picture on the beach.

    Also, I pouted and convinced my husband to let me open gifts before the big day too. He actually gave in only because he was not liking the idea of toting all the gifts to LA.

    Also, your hair looks adorable! Okay I'm done commenting now…


  2. sounds like a lot of fun! I buy my husband tons of tools for gifts and then give him a project list lol! Cant wait to see what you do with the saw!


  3. that pic of you and your son on the beach is DARLING. our babe got nothing from us, but spoiled by his grandparents. next year i'll wrap up some tupperware. thanks for the suggestion! for new years we just had a drink and ordered pizza with some friends at their house – our hubbies played cribbage and we sat on the floor and played with the kids and chatted. it was CRAZYTOWN. we were in bed before 10:00! 🙂 i got a kindle and a knee length recess coat. get ready, teacher, you're gonna want one, too!


  4. It looks like a beautiful Christmas just like your beautiful family! So, I know this is a Christmas post and everything, but can I get an AMEN for stool softeners? Ugh. I am still taking those bad boys. TMI? Sorry.


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