Hello! Here is a recap of our Christmas Day in pictures. I know this is late, but better late than never!
The day started with a FREEZING 6 miler! It was actually kind of creepy because most of my run was in the dark and the wind was howling in a very low pitch. It was also snowing!
New tradition: I make us Christmas Morning breakfast!
French toast, blackberries, sausage, orange juice, and coffee.
Then we went to Tyler and Debby's house to celebrate our first Christmas there! Attendees included: Tyler, Debby, Ellie, Clementine, Clark, Mom, Dad, my brother Julian, Debby's parents Keith and Liz, and her brother-in-law Josh.
Debby made Clementine and Ellie butterfly necklaces from a real butterfly wing. She is so talented.
Later that day, we raced to see who could finish this 48 piece puzzle the fastest!
Mom and Dad even brought our stockings!
Mom made the kids slippers...
The following pictures were taken by Debby's BIL, Josh. You will notice the stark contrast in quality from here on out!
Debby and her mom, Liz
You know you're old when.... you ask for Dr. Scholls for Christmas!
I got a reflective vest!
Dad got the "Eggsplorer" drone for Christmas. My dad is the kind of dad you can still get toys! Tyler is that kind of dad as well! Maybe all dads like getting toys?
Dad wearing the buff I got him.
Dad showing Ellie all the ways you can wear a buff.
Snapchat time with my nieces!
Ellie got Thinking Clay and spent a lot of the day creating.
Are you ready for a million pictures of Clark? I know a lot of them are similar, but I just have to include them all because HE'S A BIG, BIG BOOOOOY! (Inside joke.)
Okay, the following pictures need an explanation... On Christmas Eve, Pappy gave Clark this toy they had ever since we were kids. There is a little car that races down the wooden ramps. Clark was obsessed with it. We all started clapping for him every time he sent the car down and of course that made Clark SO HAPPY. But he kept doing it... at least 20 times. Soon we had to distract him so he'd do something else because there's no way we would let him hanging, but we got tired of cheering!
I wanted to show you what my SIL made me. It's a weighted blanket. It weighs 13lbs total. It is supposed to help you fall asleep by reducing anxiety and stress. So far it is working REALLY well and I love it.
Later on that evening, back at our place, Paul and I cracked open a bottle of wine!
We also opened a wine called Cousin Jack. Guys, DON'T MESS with Cousin Jack. It is 18% alcohol, and I'm not gonna lie... it %$&#ed me up!
Then we opened presents. I made Paul an ornament. Inside are stones from Tennessee Valley Beach in California. We hiked to this beach and it was beautiful. Instead of sand, there were these stones.
This is the beach:
I also got him a bottle of wine with his favorite Chambourcin grapes.
His third gift was a Tesla sweatshirt. The guys that installed our solar panels were decked out in Tesla gear and Paul wanted some.
Paul got me two awesome puzzles! I can't wait to get started!
He also made me a pillowcase with the kitties on it. I made him one years ago and now I have one too!
Paul also got me....
It stores completed puzzles, partway done puzzles, and has a felt board you can do puzzles on! I am not worthy!!!
(NOTE: HE DID NOT PAY THAT PRICE FOR IT, HE IS NOT INSANE.)
The kitties got some special wet food and a new squirrel to play with. You can never have too many squirrels...
It was a GREAT, GREAT, DAAAAAAY!