Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A Christmas Story- So Far

It's 1:15 on Christmas Day and let me tell you what I've done today- SLEPT. I was so tired. Luke woke me up (early) to give me my present from him. It's a right-hand ring, a 14K gold diamond filigree ring. It kinda looks like leaves and vines, I'll get a picture ASAP. After that, I went back to sleep. I woke up again to feed Layla, pee and went back to sleep. I have a small headache and I'm hungry now.

Today, we are going to mom's to just lay around and do nothing. Justin and Shannon are with her mom, some family will stop by throughout the day, Isabelle, Olivier and the baby are there... should be no fuss. Tonight, we'll play LCR with Mrs J and her family (Holly!).

I got a ton of presents, including a digital camera. Now, I can be a real blogger and take pictures of everything I do and see. I also got a red coat, black boots, perfume, pajamas, slippers, 2 pairs of pants, an outfit with matching shoes, a food processor, an LSU sweatshirt, earrings, bathstuff, lip gloss... I'm so so blessed.

Ok, Luke's ready to leave.

(Updated) I'm so tired, my head hurts, my house is a mess, my kitchen is pretty empty... It's the big Christmas hangover.

Monday- we went to my grandparent's house and had a great time! I wore a red and black swirly pattern tunic, black pants and wedge shoes. I didn't have my camera yet but, pictures were taken. The kids were fun! The food was soooo good. We had: fried turkey, honey-baked ham, green bean casserole, corn pone, rice dressing, cornbread dressing, sweet potatoes, broccoli cheese casserole, fruit salad, chocolate covered pretzels, my oreo truffles... So good!

Yesterday, we did go to mom's house. Isabelle, Olivier and bebe Zoe were still there. Zoe is so cute and I have some great pictures of her. She sleeps all spread out, arms splayed out, it's adorable. She is so good. I got to hold her for a while and Luke held her hands and played with her and it was so so so sweet. I LOVE seeing him with kids. I've never seen him with a newborn though and this was sweeter than sweet. Anyway, we ate a lunch of stuffed chicken breast, roast, potatoes, rolls and fruit salad. It was nontraditional but very good. We talked about some traditional French foods and what they eat for Christmas (foi gras- goose liver).

We went to Keith and Susan's house to see what Santa brought the kiddies. They were all so sweet and snuggly. I forgot my camera, though! Daniel was playing Nintendo DS and was so so serious!

We came back to the 'rents' house and had Mrs J and her whole family. Justin and Shannon came back and their were 16 of us, including Zoe. 13 of us played LCR, the dice game and Shannon won the two times that I was sitting there. Mom made a huge pot of soup- turkey, andouille, ourzo, veggies. By 9:30-10:00, I was soooo tired and so was Lukey who went back to work today.

I will play with my camera today and see if I can learn how to adjust it. I'll try to upload the pictures I've taken already.

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