Thursday, December 27, 2007

Post-Christmas post :p

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, I know I did! :D Because most of our family is in about an hours drive radius from us we usually have quite a gathering for Christmas. This year was no different. On Christmas eve, my mother's family came over so we had 30+ people running around, about half of them under 18. It was a little loud but I guess we are just used to the chaos that comes from large family gatherings. I was talking with my cousin and the subject came up that when all the cousins get married if they just have 2 kids each we are going have to rent a gym or something as there will be 80+ people!

Christmas day was actually much calmer, Sarah Nick and I (the older three) tried to sleep in, but the younger crowd having been up since 6AM had other plans. We ended up having to get out of bed at 7:30! :( Actually for me 7:30 is a bit late, but I have been on a Christmas time schedule which is something like go to sleep around 12:30-1:30 and wake up whenever so 7:30 was a little earlier than I would have liked. :p

After an hour so of opening gifts, the younger crowd disappeared to their rooms with their gifts and I decided to eat some breakfast. I would post some pictures of people opening gifts but we all look a bit strange :p Right after breakfast, I was walking past the front door and glanced out the window to see my grandparents getting out of their car some two and a half hours before we were expecting them! Everyone rushed about cleaning up wrapping paper and getting out of their pajamas, well except me, I decided to just stay in my PJs the whole day. I had no socks on and the whole day my grandmother kept asking me if my feet were cold. :p

After visiting and opening gifts with my grandparents as well as eating lunch, my services as an expert Lego builder were called upon. For something like 8 years growing up, every birthday, every Christmas, my one wish was Legos, if I had my own cash I would buy Legos. I was a Legoholic! I am serious I have something like 30,000+ pieces or some other out of this world number. I could and still can, just look at a picture of something and build it with Legos. There was this one time I took over almost our whole two car garage building this Lego town......

Anyway Matthew and Sam had received Legos from almost everyone, quite a lot of Legos totaling over 1,700 pieces. Since about 9:30 they had been camped in their room building but at their current rate of construction they would be building for probably an other whole day to get everything built. So I came to assist them. Entering their room was a bit of a disaster area, for some reason they had decided to open the Legos up all over the room rather than just in a contained area where they could be organized for construction. It took a little while just to find pieces. Several hours later I emerged from their room with not only a sense of accomplishment but also rather sore knees. :p Crawling through piles of Legos searching for that one elusive piece is fun but can be painful.

Yesterday we headed up to visit my Grandmother's sister who lives just over an hour away. It was another day of more turkey and ham and gift giving with around 30 more relatives. The last few days have been fun and I really enjoy visiting with folks we don't see very often. My mother declared today to be a rest day before we start back up with events for the end of this year and the start of a new one. I think we have something planned everyday until January. Because of this I am not sure how many blog posts will be posted to end out the year. I have some things I want to post about, I just need to find time to type. :)


  1. abigail said...

    We had a great Christmas too.
    Oh, I decided on a CD... "Enchanted" soundtrack