Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Be jealous

Let me start off by saying that I feel as if I've dropped off the bloggy grid lately.   We've been having a wonderful Christmas in Arkansas.  There have been lots of food, laughs, and even some tears over the last few days.  Here's a quick run through of what we've fit into the past 4 days.

We weren't supposed to leave for Arkansas until Friday morning, but I decided that I didn't want to deal with holiday traffic, so after working a 9 hour day, we went to dinner with my mother in law and went home and packed up the car.  We ended up leaving town the second time at 10 p.m. (we originally left sooner, but we had to turn around and get one of the presents we forgot!).  We probably saw a total of 20 cars on our side of the road during the 4.5 hour drive!  Even though there were times that I had to drive with me eyes like this...
We made it safely to my parents house at 3 in the morning on Friday!
Friday night we went Christmas caroling with my parents church.  Originally we had a list of 10 places to go caroling to, but the list grew to about 14 by the time we were finished.  We started at 6:45 and didn't get back to the church until 10.  Luke and I were EXHAUSTED, but seeing the look on the little elderly faces was  enough to get us through the long night.  As soon as we got back to my parents house, Friday night, Luke and I crashed.  We were so tired!
Does this gross anyone else out like it does me?!?!  Yuck!
For some reason I've not been able to sleep lately, so I woke up at 3 in the morning on Saturday.  I tried to go back to sleep, but it just wasn't going to happen.  While the entire house was sound asleep, I grabbed my cell phone and stalked caught up on some of my facebook friends.  Around 5 a.m. Luke woke up and we turned on the television and waited for my family to wake.  A few hours passed and finally they started to wake up!  We all had to be ready for Christmas #1 at my aunts house, with my moms extended family, at 10:30.  We left Christmas #1 around 1 p.m. and then headed back to my parents house for a few minutes before departing for Christmas #2.  #2 was with my dads extended family.  We have not had all of the family together for at least 8 years, so it was nice to see everyone again.  The cool thing about my dads extended family is that I still have TWO great grandparents alive.  I'm 22 years old now, and I still have great-grandparents!  Not many people are blessed enough to be able to say that!  My great grandparents are both in their 90's and we wanted to get everyone together at least one more time, just in case something happened to one or both of them (not that we want it to by any means!).  Here are my great-grandparents!

After leaving Christmas #2, we headed back to my parents house.  Luke, my sister and myself watched an episode of The Big Bang Theory before heading to bed at 10 (we LOVE that show!!!).  Of course we went to bed early so that "Santa" could come because we ALWAYS get up at an ungodly hour REALLY early to see what "Santa" brought us.  This year, my sister woke us up at 1 in the morning.  Yeah, I said it.  ONE in the morning!  So, we opened presents.  Now is the part where I explain my title by saying that I got a snuggie....
like this one!
The best part is....IT HAS A POCKET!  Only the Lord knows what kind of chocolates I can hide from my husband now!  Bahahaha....hahaha....ha! *cue the cute yet ohh sooo evil baby laugh*


 All of you blanket-wearing-no-pocket-having people out there...be jealous.  Be very jealous!

After opening presents, we went back to bed for a few hours and then woke in order to make it to church by 10:30.  When church was over, we headed back home in order to prepare for our regular Christmas eve dinner (which was moved to Christmas day) that consisted of steak, potatoes, rolls, salad, pies, etc.  Mmmmmmmmmm!  Talk about good eatin'!  (yeah, that's how they say it here in Arkansas!)

After the Christmas eve day get together at my parents house, we've not done much of anything.  We've slept, ate leftovers, played Wii, ate more leftovers, watched tv, ate even more leftovers.  Well, I think you get the picture.  I think we've eaten enough food to send us into a food induced coma.  I'm stuffed.  We're all stuffed.  I guess I've eaten so much the past few days because I know that when I go back to my everyday life in Springfield, we won't have good food like this.  Heck, Luke will be lucky to get a decent home cooked meal within the next few weeks.  As I said before,  I'm very much undomesticated. 

We're heading back to Missouri on Wednesday (tomorrow).  I'm not sure what time we'll get back home, but I'll be catching up on blog reading over the next few days!  I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas holiday and are looking forward to the New Year!  I can't believe how fast 2011 went despite how slow it felt!


  1. Holy crap I just laughed so hard my gut hurts! Good for you kiddo! I'm so glad you had a good time. I'm about to go have some apple pie myself. As for the snuggy we have to at our house that everyone fights over. I swear I'm going to buy one of those snuggy suits just so they cant rip them off me. They'd find a way.
    I want to meet you to girl. You have a special place in my heart. I actually have friends in Springfield, (I went to BBC there) so who knows it might happen one of these days. Otherwise look for me in Heaven. Since we'll both be there and all.

  2. My nest friend got me a snuggie a few years ago, and as I was sitting here on the couch freezing, and reading your post... I totally got up to get it out of the closet: and get snuggified! Mine doesn't have a pocket though. Lucky duck!
    I hear ya on the sleep thing. I don't get tired until really early in the morning.. yaknow 4ish, 7ish, whatever. It's almost 3am right now, and I am wide awake on the computer as always. *sigh*
    I didn't get good sleep last night-err, well, today, so I am surprised I'm wide awake right now.
    Glad you had a lovely holiday! Hope your new year is just as fantastic!

  3. I can't believe you had to turn around to get a gift!! Ahh, I woulda been sooo madd. lol

    LOL @ the bug eye picture.

    And who doesn't love snuggies? Mine is my best friend and cuddle buddy all in one...hahaha

  4. So glad you had a great Christmas! Happy early New Year =)

  5. That sounds so fun and busy too. I hope you'll have an amazing New Years.

    P. S. Snuggies rock ;)

  6. Actually, I have been getting the best sleep EVER lately. I was up at 4am, but that was after a lot of sleep. Then I went back to bed at like 10 am and slept all day. It's amazing what being able to hear your baby's heartbeat whenever you want can do for your peace of mind. I am taking your advice, and keeping the doppler. It's so amazing to have, and when you get your bfp you should get one too. I'm sorry your body is being all whacky... praying it's because there's a lil one implanting in there!!


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