For the most part, we are done with Christmas. The kids got their stockings and presents today, we had a huge meal that The Dude and I cooked together, and his mother spent the afternoon with us.
Alex left early this evening and won't be back until Monday evening. I am taking the remaining 4 to church at 11:00pm tonight for the candlelight service, and then I'll take the older 3 to their father's house and it'll just be me and Daniel for the next 2 days (unless we get to see The Dude, of course).
So, after getting a serious lack of sleep from last night, and a very early wake-up by the kids, I am running on fumes. So I'm just going to give you a bunch of pictures of the day, starting with an extremely grumpy and not-happy-to-be-awake me. (Yes, we are mostly in the same clothes from last night. Cut us some slack. We were tired.)
After we ate and cleaned up the kitchen a bit, we sat down and watched a little bit of the Cowgirls/Eagles game - but The Dude's mother wasn't feeling well so he took her home and I watched the rest of the game...rather gleefully, I might add. Loved that final score. I did a little happy dance even - and he wasn't here to see it.
It'll probably be 1:00am or after by the time that I get to bed tonight, so I'm sucking down a pot of coffee now to try to last.....as much as I hate not having all of my kids tomorrow, I'm looking forward to relaxing. I've already decided that I'm not doing anything tomorrow. I will sit on my butt all day, unless it's to get something for Daniel. But there are enough leftovers in the fridge to feed a small country, so other than popping something in the microwave, I don't even think that there will be any cooking involved.
There was really so much more to this day than I can even go into right now - all good stuff, trust me. Just lots of thoughts going through my head and I'm still trying to process them...maybe one of these days I'll be able to sort things out and explain. Or not. ;)
Merry Christmas, everyone!