Yay for Christmas 2007!
I felt SO unprepared for Christmas this year (see blog below for further proof) and, of course, everything turned out wonderfully. Nick left on Friday the 21st to join his family in Tahoe for his sister's wedding. The wedding was VERY last-minute, so since I had to work on both Friday AND Monday (yes, that would be me working on Christmas Eve) I stayed home. Although I was super sad to miss the wedding, it gave me the much needed chance to finish my shopping, wrap presents, and enjoy hot cocoa in front of a fireplace. Okay, I was drinking chocolate milk in front of the TV with a picture of a yule log crackling, but a California girl can dream...
Nick arrived home on Christmas Eve just in time to open his Christmas PJ's (a Grove family tradition- we all open PJ's Christmas Eve, wear them to bed, and stay in them pretty much all of Christmas Day. One of my favorite traditions!) We sped over to his parents house for a delicious dinner, and then I spent the night at my parents house as we were planning to attend 6am mass on Christmas morning. Came home, had a wonderful breakfast, opened presents and vegged. The day ended with a room-full of stuffed Grove/Brauns watching the Simpsons movie.
Nick and I dragged our exhausted selves home, and we had a present from Santa (aka- Me) waiting! Angels onesie's- perfect for our little one's first official baseball season. Nick was WAY excited. And Santa (aka-Nick Braun) left me a giant box of Hot Tamales in my stocking!
We had a wonderful, crazy Christmas 2007- hope you and your family had a beautiful and blessed one as well!