Well, hello there. Anyone still reading this? Sorry for the silence. I guess a summary post is called for…
On Christmas Eve, Little Miss and I did the final grocery shopping and errands in preparation for my in-laws’ arrival. JB, Little Miss and I went to church at 6. That day, we had purchased The Grinch That Stole Christmas (the classic version), and JB made the mistake of telling Little Miss right before church started that we’d go home and watch the Grinch after church. She then decided she wanted to leave RIGHT THEN, and when the congregation was quiet, she said loudly, “I WANT TO WATCH THE GINCH” (ginch is how she pronounces it). They had a cute pageant, and the Mary and Joseph actors sat right in front of us. At one point, Mary turned around and handed the Baby Jesus baby doll to Little Miss, which had her floored that she was holding BABY JESUS!!!
The in-laws showed at the airport without a hitch, right as a huge storm arrived. We had a crazy white Christmas with almost a foot of snow at our house. It snowed all Christmas Day, and was lovely. Growing up in New Mexico, this was a true novelty to me. Little Miss got a doll house from Santa. She had asked for a castle, and I specifically chose a doll house because I didn’t want to encourage the princess thing… Ha! She immediately called the doll house a castle, and got multiple princess barbies for Christmas, so the princess thing is rampant in our house. Oh well, the kid is happy.
She got a baby doll that she promptly named Baby Jesus. When asked what her favorite gift was for Christmas, she said, “Baby Jesus!” Highly appropriate if you ask me. She also got a dress, which she changed into immediately. She then had to twirl in her dress with every present she received. How did I, the former Tom Boy, end up with such a girly girl?!
The day after Christmas, JB and I went out to enjoy the 2 feet of new snow at Kirkwood. The powder was awesome. On our way there, we had to make a pit stop at the coldest outhouse ever. Seriously. Look.
We had to tromp through four feet of snow to get to it, and the door was snowed open, and snow was piled up inside. But it was a truly needed stop!!!
On Saturday, I went snow shoeing with my sister-in-law, CB. We had a lovely time, and even though it was foggy, we saw a great sunset. It was a treat for a girl from New York City.
That night, my parents came over, and it was the first time since our wedding 4 years ago that my parents had been in the same room as JB’s parents. It was a good reunion, and free entertainment was provided by my two nieces and Little Miss.
On Sunday, we did a scenic drive to Lake Tahoe, but I didn’t take any pictures. Monday, we did a late Christmas celebration of sorts with my parents and brother’s family. It was an extra treat to get to see my parents. Otherwise, this week has been quiet. We had a horribly dull, adult New Years, where we stayed in and I read a book while JB researched how to use his new espresso maker online. We spent New Year’s Day lounging at home. Original plans were to go skiing, but we were just tired and were a bit spoiled by multiple powder days lately. So, we lounged in pjs until about noon, and then I took Little Miss to the park. Last night we went out for sushi (yum), and now, here I am, one of the lone soldiers in the office on Friday.
I hope you all had lovely holidays as well.