Merry Christmas!

I’m on a high, coming off the “BEST BIRTHDAY EVARRRR” according to the boys, and guess what? Today was the BEST CHRISTMAS EVARRRR! Yes, yes, thank you, thank you.

I feel like I kind of slacked doing Christmassy stuff this year, like, not digging Maury-Frank up until the 15th or so. We didn’t go see lights anywhere, I never watched Elf, and I don’t know, for some reason, it just didn’t feel the same. I think maybe it was because Thanksgiving was so late. Yeah, I’m blaming the turkey.

But, apparently it didn’t matter anyway. The boys had a great day, and after all, we did do the LEGO advent calendar (thank god 24 days is divisible by 3),  we built numerous gingerbread structures, and I had my traditional Christmas Eve eggnog daiquiri, which I drank while wrapping presents and weeping over the end of It’s A Wonderful Life.

By the way. Most romantic scene of any movie, ever? This one:

Since we have no storage at our house, I had to hide the boys’ bikes at a friend’s house, so last night, I went to pick them up after the boys went to bed at 7:15. Note to self: tell them Santa comes every night so they go to bed as early as humanly possible. I put big bows on them, and this morning, when they went downstairs, Miles immediately said, “you did this, didn’t you?”

I have a feeling this might be our last Santa year. Especially after some fighting/whining later, when I told one of them that I was going to take his bike back to the store and get my money back. Whoops. I mean, Santa was going to get his money back. Or the elves were going to it for parts. Whatever.

If this post is all over the place, it’s because I’m exhausted after being up late wrapping/drinking frozen eggnog/swooning over Jimmy Stewart and then getting woken at the crack of dawn by three little monkeys who disregarded my instruction to stay in bed until the first number is 7. Sigh.

Our parents came over today, which was a nice change from driving around. Even better, my mom cooked. I did make a flourless chocolate cake, though, and my accidental quintupling of the heavy cream in the cake made it approximately five times better than it would have been otherwise. It was goooood.

We all got a ton of great gifts today. George got me this cool wine decanter thing that also saves your wine if you don’t finish a bottle (bless his heart, as if!) and the boys each got me a bottle of wine. I’m glad their taste is better than mine was at that age.

Okay, I’m exhausted. More pictures…

Merry Christmas, y’all!