Normally...I can't say that. As the holidays usually are a LONG drive home...dividing time between many families...and dragging the dogs with us...
This year we did something a bit different. I went home for a weekend with my family...no dogs, just me and my family...and then the husband and dogs and I spent Christmas together :) He is now heading south to spend time with his family...a couple of dogs (he can't leave Crackers LOL) and he will have his time. I will stay here and take care of the pups and do my thing.
It really works. For us. Might not be conventional...but we aren't a conventional family anyway :) Gave up trying for that a long time ago ;-)
Christmas was awesome...relaxed, non stressful and just was a whole lotta PEACE :)
And sugar...which I did do a LOT of baking and stirring and making of sweet things :) It IS CHRISTMAS afterall!!
And flour-less Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies (seriously better than the flour version!!!!!!)....YUMMY!
Plus peppermint bark...and spinach & artichoke dip, and pita chips, and meatballs, and and and :)
The husband and I went to see the Christmas lights :) A sort of tradition we have. I thought of bringing the dogs...but why? They would all be in the back going...HUH???? So..just the hubs and I :)
Food all prepared, presents under the tree...
It was a very cold night, so we just walked the pups in the barn...they HAVE to be walked. Otherwise...yeah. I need to train them too...they agree. That will happen today :)
5 degrees outside and 15 mph wind...in the barn it was 20 and no wind :) HAPPINESS!
Uh....back to Christmas lady....
Sorry Even...you look very ready for Christmas :) BTW..that ball she has in the picture is SUPER ANNOYING...just sayin'...and she likes it....a LOT.
Christmas morning was a wonderful time! Just the husband and myself, and the dogs...it was so cool.
I got these bitchin' slippers :) They are seriously warm...good husband!!! :)
We do a Christmas for the dogs, treats and presents (yes wrapped)...it's something we really look forward to ;-) This year we took a vid of it...yes we are dorks, I know this :) But the dogs LOVE IT!!! :) As you can see (video will be available after it loads).
We then had a friend over for the afternoon, watched Christmas movies...I never once changed out of my PJ's....whatta day.
OH, and I finished my first hat :) It fits awesome and I love it! Time to start another!!!!!
This probably seems like a pretty boring Christmas to most people...but it was heaven to me :)
Sadly..partaking of all the sugar and such that day made me very sick that night...I learned my lesson...sugar and I are not friends...blech.
It was still a great Christmas :)
Crackers agrees :)
I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas!! Took a few moments to just relax and do NOTHING :) I know I did!!!!
And yes..we did do the Christmas picture :) I am glad I did...my pups :)
Happy Holidays everyone!!!!!!