Happy Christmasing!

December 27, 2008

Hello all!  I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas!  We had a wonderful day, although I’m glad the secrets and stress are over.  We’ve had a great week of having Daddy home all day and he still has another week off! 

I love the last few weeks of December mostly because we get to see people we haven’t seen all year.  We have a good friend who is in the Navy (on a sub-how cool is that?) and he’s usually on leave for a few days around Christmas.  This year he stopped by with some of our other friends who we haven’t seen since last Christmas.  We stayed up late playing poker and just reconnecting.  Ahhhh the joys of the season.  

Friday we rode-tripped to Ames to hang out with my sis and her hubby.  My parents were there too because everyone in the fam is off until ’09.  What fun to just hang around and eat Taco Time with no place to be and no schedule to follow. 

We’ve slept late (yes, really!) every day and lounged in our jammies until 10 or 11 every morning.  Josh and I have caught up on some projects and movies and even hit QDoba once (don’t tell Gavin!)

Monday we’re road-tripping to Iowa City to meet up with some old friends who now live in Oho.  We haven’t seen them in two years and we have each added a boy to our family since the last time we were together.  Our Monday night schedule is more dinner with friends and the boys have a date to spend the night on Tuesday with Kate and Chris while Josh and I gorge ourselves at the Cafe (probably twice-dinner and breakfast the next morning-it’s THAT good). 

Due to some nasty ice and looming snow, I was unable to see one of my dearest friends, Sara.  She lives in Colorado with her sweet hubby and usually make it this way only once or twice a year.  I was so excited to reconnect with her, but safety was definitely an issue so they couldn’t make it all the way into Des Moines.  We’ll definitely plan on July, Sara!

I don’t know why I felt obligated to give you the run down of our schedule lately, but we all feel so peaceful.  Everyone is calm, we’ve had very few meltdowns, and like I mentioned, we are all getting great sleep.  I wish life could be like this all the time.  No worries, no obligations, just time to do whatever whenever.  Well, I guess we can’t have everything we want, I’ll just settle for the peace and calm we have the last few weeks of December. 

2009 is already shaping up to be an excellent year!

Oh, and my meringues DID not turn out.  Apparently we didn’t whip them long enough and they never set up.  My mom made some lovely meringues this evening, so hopefully I can learn from the master. 

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2 Responses to “Happy Christmasing!”

  1. Courtney Wilson said

    So did you figure out a way to do a “Christmas cookie on Christmas?” I’m sure the “lazy days” you’re experiencing are made even better since you know the absolute chaos of being in full time minstry during this time of year! Sorry Sara didn’t make it – I heard about the breakdown. How about we all meet in Colorado this summer?

    • recoveringgavin said

      Our meringues were going to be his Christmas cookie but since they didn’t turn out we just didn’t say anything and he didn’t bring it up. My mom’s meringues did turn out and he’ll be having one tomorrow at family dinner. As far as meeting in Colorado, Josh and I are seriously planning a Colorado trip to see his sisters this summer/fall, so maybe we really can plan something! I’d love to see you guys!

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