We have been having the best time hanging out at home this week after our crazy change of holiday plans.
I love, love, love being at home with my family. I used the word "peeps" in my last post and got some funny comments and emails. I've seen that word around the web but it was my children who defined it for me. Actually it was Abbey. I asked her if she knew what it meant and she said, "Yeah, mom, it means your people". I love it. And I love hanging out with my people!
Yesterday was a quiet day spent at home. Our meal was amazing (if I do say so myself) and we stuffed ourselves full! I even dug out the china (my mom would be proud!) and set the table as fancy as my simple, down-to-earth standards would allow. I was scrambling at the last minute for some sort of centerpiece, and ended up stuffing our thankful chain in a bowl with a candle. It totally worked and I thought it was cool!
We watched movies and played games and then it finally started snowing! We woke up to a winter wonderland this morning and it was so beautiful.
John wrote about our day (much more poetically) here. I love the way he captures the warmth of our family!
Today was spent doing much more of the same. We slept in (yay!) and had a leisurely breakfast. Leftovers for lunch. We read books, played games (I'm addicted to Blokus!) and watched some tv. Pure
Mid-afternoon, we took the kids to see Bolt.
It was in 3-D, hence the crazy eyewear. The movie was very, very good! I loved it and I laughed a LOT!
I think that half of Co Springs was in that movie theater though. We arrived almost 50 minutes early and we stood in the longest lines I've ever seen at the movies. I had to fight hard to stay in a good mood. It was almost as bad as being at the mall. I hate the mall. I think I've been ONCE this entire year, and I'm not even joking about that. I'm so glad Al Gore invented the internet so that I can shop online, because, have I mentioned that I'm NOT a mall girl? :)
I really needed to go to the grocery store after the movie because I *thought* we were going to be gone this week and I tried to eat everything in the fridge before we left. But the madness of the theater did me in and I didn't want to tackle another crowd.
I couldn't imagine not having half-n-half in the morning, so after dinner, I grabbed my list and headed to Walmart by myself. I wish I had taken my camera because it was spitting snow when I left my house, and when I walked out to the van an hour later, it was completely COVERED. I had to brush it off the windows. It's still coming down out there too. Snow two days in a row...I love it!
I guess I went at the right time because there was hardly anyone out shopping. I stopped by Blockbuster on my way home and picked up Pride and Predjudice (can't believe I don't own that movie). It's the new version (not my favorite, but still very good) and I think I'm going to pop it in here in a minute and watch it until I fall asleep. Tomorrow is another LAZY day, so if I don't finish it tonight, there's always tomorrow!
I hope your holidays have been full...of family, of fun, of laughter, and of rest!
**PS--I CANNOT believe I missed the Razorback game. I chose going to the movie over watching the game thinking that the Hogs didn't stand a chance against LSU. I got home and checked the score online, only to find out that they WON! Arghhhh! **