I started to write this post last night, hence the title, but decided that I was too sleepy to finish editing all of the photos and proceed to actually write something. Caleb and I ended our Christmas evening at around 12:30A.M.. I know, we’re a bunch of party animals up in here. We had a nice, relaxing Christmas with two of our close friends. We hosted a mini Christmas dinner, one in which I made a turkey for the first time ever. That’s kind of a scary thing, kids, especially when you wake up and your turkey is still pretty frozen. We persevered, though, and we all woke up this morning, so that means I didn’t poison anyone with my first whack at cooking turkey. I’m pretty proud to say the least.
I realize that the amount of photos that I’ve uploaded is probably a bit overkill. I wondered if I should narrow them down a bit, but then I said to myself, ‘This is my blog, and if I want to post a billion Christmas photos, I can.’ On that note, I’m sorry that you had to wade through all of those to get to the actual text of this post. Caleb was so excited about opening gifts that we did so at around 12:30 at night. He explained that he had always wanted to open presents that early, and now he finally had the chance. I tried to talk him out of it, but once his mind was made up and the convincing started, it didn’t seem like such a bad idea after all. Therefore, we got cozy with our blankets and wine, and went to town on our gifts. Caleb opened his robe, slippers, grilling rubs, boxers, zombie t-shirt, and monogrammed flask, while I now have new fuzzy socks, a scarf, robe, PJs, and Epic Mickey 2 for the PS3. I’m not generally a gamer, but this Epic Mickey is kind of rocking my world right now.
Later in the evening, we hit up the movies for a super long and mildly depressing film called This is 40. We went in thinking that it was going to be hilarious. Yeah, that was not so much the case.
This morning, Caleb woke to a very bad Capone. Not only did we give him a Christmas Kong (which there is evidence of the two of us opening above), but he also got a chew toy early to keep him occupied. That fact didn’t stop him, however, from destroying a pair of my shoes, putting teeth marks in Caleb’s Sperry’s, trying to move on to a belt, then running away when we put him outside. He’s got a little devil inside of him today, that’s for sure. He never, ever used to chew anything, but now we practically have to put our shoes under lock and key. Needless to say, he was punished, and he’s been pouting about it all morning. It breaks my heart, but I hope he gets, soon, that this is not okay. He’s still my little angel, though, and the worst thing about him being so darn cute is that I can’t stay mad at him. I’ll be in the midst of scolding him for doing something wrong, and I have to turn and look the other way to hide my smiles. I just love him to pieces, and I suppose if this is the one thing that we have to worry about with him, we’re doing okay. We just need to remember to keep anything leather-like out of his line of vision.
We really did have a wonderful Christmas. As always, it was hard to be away from my family during such a big holiday, but we made the best of it. Periodically, my mind would wander to Sandy Hook, and I would send silent thoughts to everyone still suffering in Connecticut. Also, I thought about the soldiers who just happen to be deployed right now, who were unable to be home for the holidays. We appreciate all of you!
Today is my last day of work before we pack up and head to Ohio. It’s certainly bittersweet, but that’s a topic for a less-lengthy post. The point is that we’ll see our friends and family soon, and that’s one thing that I couldn’t be happier about. The only downer, though, is that Ohio is probs going to be buried under snow by the time we get there. I just want to keep my 65-degrees-in-December weather and call it a day. Ugh. We meet again, freezing temperatures. We meet again.