I hope everyone had a wonderful and restful break for the holiday last week!
This year was a great one for us. Really enjoyable, low key, and festive. I had Wednesday-Sunday off, and spent Wednesday mostly to myself as Sean still had to work. However, we enjoyed a roaring fire when he got home, and I made a scrumptious s’more to start off the break!
Thursday, we had my parents over for a lovely meal. It’s so crazy to be an adult and the one cooking the turkey!
Friday, we ventured out to brave the crowds in search of a Christmas tree. Even the Black Friday rush of people was mild and enjoyable to be around! We found an adorable, small tree (I didn’t want to move all my living room furniture around this year!), got a few gifts purchased, and then came home to decorate.
In our little place, it doesn’t take very long to get things looking Christmas-y. Within about an hour we were all set. As a reward for our efforts, I made some hot chocolate (with a little something special added in), and we watched a movie.
Have you seen 13 Hours? This was our second time watching it, and we were hooked, again. I love watching intense war movies – putting myself in the mind of someone living through such foreign experiences is always eye opening and gives so much perspective. We have so very much to be thankful for!
On Saturday, we went to my parents house for a large family luncheon, then headed to our dear friends’ house to decorate gingerbread houses and watch the Clemson-Carolina game. I don’t actually like football – at all – but had a really fun time grilling everyone on how it’s truly played, what position is what, and so on. I think I actually managed to retain some of it, too!
Sunday, we slept in (first time we were neither scheduled to serve in some way at church in quite a while!), had some yummy breakfast, leftovers for lunch, and generally lounged around. I’m currently watching Call the Midwife on Netflix. It’s pretty good! It was recommended to me a while ago, but I was still emotionally struggling quite a bit with infertility, and it wasn’t exactly up my alley.
Sunday night, we turned on The Office, and played a lively round of Scrabble (bah! Lively!) Then it was off to bed early in preparation for a long three weeks – then it’s Christmas break!!
What did you do over break? Do you have any fun, family traditions?
Thanks for stopping by!