Ah. The holidays are so, so lovely. I’ve been sleeping until embarrassingly late hours, wearing my (new) pajamas all day, and knitting constantly. One of the perks of a university job is that the university is closed the last week in December, so I’ve got lots of time off. It’s a wonderful thing. Luckily, Jacob works with schools as well, so we’re both at home relaxing. It’s given us lots of time to put the house in some kind of order and play with our Christmas presents.
Christmas was totally awesome. We got all kinds of great stuff for the house, loads of gift cards (LOWES! HOME DEPOT! BEDBATHANDBEYOND!) and lots of other fun things. I got some great Sephora stuff and the perfect jewelry box. So much good stuff.
The Pants gave me two ultimately awesome presents: this necklace
and… a camcorder!
I’m gonna video you.
That one was a bit of a surprise. So. Excited. About. Video. I have a feeling that videos of Bella, Chili, and other adorable thingsin my house may be making a more regular appearance on this here blog. Woo-hoo! I also taped ridiculous amounts of nephew cuteness on Christmas Day — the child has gotten SO. BIG. I got to feed him a bottle, which was really fun and also kind of scary at the same time.
Here’s the BigHeadSchmoo:
I’m the king of this blanket.
The sis finally got her Central Park Hoodie, for keeps:
And there was also some intense game playing: both Texas Hold ‘Em:
Jacob won. Again.
And Clue DVD:
Wes is a sleuth. He had the time ALL NARROWED DOWN.
Now? I’m going to sit on my butt some more and surf blogs and knit and not have any responsibilities. We are having folks over for New Year’s, so at some point I need to clean a little more, but NOT NOW. Now is for lounging. And building a swift…more on that later.
Hope everyone is having a happyhappy with their family and friends. This is the FOURTH Christmas I’ve celebrated with my blog, can you believe it? I can’t. Time flies when you’re having fun. And other cliches.
Happy New Year from our house to yours!!