I'm glad that I have today and tomorrow off. No work, no family functions, nothing I have to do. Time to regroup, reflect, and gear up for New Year's Day.
I promised pictures last night, but then Miss O and I had too much fun playing with her new toys. And to be honest, I decided to go to bed early to catch up on some much needed sleep.
Miss O, peeking to see if Santa enjoyed his milk and cookies...
Look there's stuff in my stocking!
Everyone in front of the tree.
This was the first year that I've hosted Christmas morning. M.'s parents and grandparents came over and we did presents and breakfast. I made a French Toast Bake, had fresh fruit, M made scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and of course cookies! I don't think my MIL approved of the cookies, but that was always a tradition in my family growing up. My mom said it was the ONLY day in the year that I could have cookies for breakfast.
Overall, it went very well. Everyone got to see Miss O open some gifts, they all seemed to enjoy breakfast, and we were able to eliminate one trip for the day. Around 2 o'clock we headed north to see some of my family and made it back home around midnight.
New Year's is next.