Monday, January 8, 2018

Christmas in North Carolina!

We had such a fun Christmas day!  Sam and Allie had been to Universal Studios during Thanksgiving week, getting one last visit in with their annual pass, and while they were there, they bought all kinds of Harry Potter items for stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts.  Everyone was happy with their presents, including Paco:
He loves tearing into his gift almost as much as he loves eating it!

The kadults gave Jeff a Chewbacca suit, which he wore proudly:
He even walked the dog while wearing it, and as the days got colder, the suit seemed even more necessary.

I wasn't kidding about the Harry Potter loot:
Everyone got something - for the record, the Gringotts chocolate coins are delicious, while the jelly slugs are about as gross as you might imagine, LOL.

I gave the kadults a picture collage of our visit to The Simpson world, along with a photo statuette of my favorite family picture of us:
Some families go formal, some coordinate their clothing - but we happily pose with Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa Simpson!

I got a Logan framing staple gun, which I've wanted for years but never could justify buying for myself.  I've already used it and love it:
Why did I go so long without having this?  It's freaking awesome! 

The other thing that I requested, and received, was a combination hairdryer/brush, which lets you dry and style your hair at the same time.  I cannot believe how easy it is to do my hair with it, and I'm thrilled with how it looks:
Well apparently I have a certain side when I do selfies, LOL.

Christmas dinner, with traditional crackers beforehand, which gave us our traditional paper crowns:
Hmmm.  I think I see which kid takes after which parent...

Followed by mandatory rest time:
So full, so sleepy!
So bery sweepy!

It was a great day, and just really nice to be low-key and get to spend time with our family; while our humor might not be for everyone, there is always a lot of laughter happening and I'm glad we get each other so well.  We also had another full week together after Christmas, which was especially nice - the times when all four of us are together are too few, so we have to make every moment count.

20 comments:

  1. Looks like a wonderful time with family!

    I remember the first "blow dryer" our family owned--I was about 12--and it was a combo brush/dryer! See, everything comes back around.

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    1. Was your brush/dryer yellow and orange, by chance?

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  2. Such a fun Christmas day and so happy you were able to spend it together.

    Something else: You know my goal is to walk 1000K in 2018 and in my group someone posted a link where you can print shoes and color every km or mile that you walked or ran. I thought you might like this too to keep up with your running miles?

    https://www.eagl-s.co.uk/free-download

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    1. That shoe thing is pretty cool - I know you like to do detailed coloring, so I have to ask - how are you going to color your shoe? I am wholly uncreative when it comes to something like this.

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  3. You always have so much fun with your Kadults! I often wonder if I will ever have that.

    How in the world did you make that Simpsons picture? Is it 3D? It's awesome!

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  4. Looks like you all had a great Christmas.

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  5. There's something special about the kids becoming adults isn't there? I love your inventive gifts and now I want to try a blowdryer/brush combo because your hair looks fab!

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    1. Thanks - you should try the blow brush, for sure!

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  6. I love that photo statuette and your family's humor! What a fun holiday! I kept seeing that Chewie outfit at Target and REALLY wanted to get it for my BiL, ha!

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    1. The outfit is pretty funny, and I think will randomly show up over the years, LOL.

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  7. I love reading all of your family holiday recaps. I think it's awesome that you all have so much fun when you're together and appreciate being together so much :)

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    1. Thanks - we definitely do have a lot of fun together.

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  8. Google ate my comment this morning. I just said I loved that three-D of you all and the Simpsons. And your hair looked fabulous. And that Jeff looked...hairy :)

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  9. You can just see the love you guys have for each other in each picture!!! I love seeing it!!!

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  10. What a fun holiday. You guys always seem to enjoy each other's company. Love that photo statue gift. How did you make it???

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    1. I used Mpix.com - I've ordered other photo items from them in the past (like a metal print, which was very cool), and they always do a great job.

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  11. There is nothing like good family time. Especially at the holidays. I love that statuette of you guys! :D

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