Gosh, this has to be one of the best Christmases on record. We were sans family this year, who we miss, but it made everything so relaxing because everything was on our schedule (and we barely had one) and full of cookies, naps, and pug cuddles. It was fantastic!
We started off Christmas with a bang! We went and saw the Trans Siberia Orchestra on Monday night, and it was quite the show! I had never been before, and didn't really know what to expect, but I figured this was our last chance to go for some time, so we took a chance. There's a small story involved, which was kind of weak and didn't make a whole lot of sense with the music. There was a lot of ling hair Rock N Roll and some incredible singing, and a whole lot of crazy lights. All in all it was a good night, but it was also a long night. They went on for three hours!!
Christmas Eve is when our family had most of our Christmas celebrations, since we have German heritage, We opened our gifts and I cooked a massive Thanksgiving dinner for two (we still have leftovers)! I didn't take pictures of our gifts, but I got a gorgeous set of earrings, a case for my autographed Dan Marino helmet, and a lot of other little stuff. It was perfect! We couldn't stay awake for midnight Mass, so we went on Christmas Day. That was followed by Joel's family tradition of eating bagels with various cream cheeses, meats, and regular cheeses.
It was a great and relaxing holiday. We had Thursday off, too, but are back to work today. Then we get another two whole days off! I must say that this Christmas may have been one of the most relaxing ones, yet. We even had the boys in their holiday sweaters until they tuckered out.