Holy cannoli. I can’t believe Christmas has come and gone and that 2015 will be here this week. Does anyone else feel like this year flew by?! Someone once told me that life is like a roll of toilet paper – the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes. The older I get, the more sense that makes. When I was younger, a year used to take for.ev.er to pass, but now it goes by in the blink of an eye!
Speaking of time passing in a blur – that’s how our Christmas Eve trip to Alexandria felt. It was so wonderful to spend the day with my immediate family and the evening with my extended family, but it went by too quickly! With over 35 people at one party, it’s impossible to catch up with everyone in just a few hours.
My cousin, Lauren, and I lamented over scary bodily things that have happened to us/will happen to us. It has been such a godsend being pregnant at the same time as three of my cousins. Sarah, Sam, and Lauren have been more help than they even know! I have asked more “did this happen to you?” and “do you think this is okay?!” questions to them over the past few months, and none of them have made of me to my face.
We drove back to Richmond that evening and spent Christmas morning at home. A childless, adult Christmas is extremely anti-climatic, but still enjoyable. We drank coffee, exchanged gifts, and lounged around until heading over to my in-law’s for dinner.
we dress alike and use the same hair product. casual.
My in-law’s made a delicious spread [per the usual; my MIL gives Martha Stewart a real run for her money] and we left completely stuffed – and with leftovers!
I won’t lie – I took down all of our Christmas decorations with gusto on the 26th. Maybe it’s the pregnancy, or the fact that retail-America has been celebrating Christmas since October, but I had no desire to dilly-dally. On to the next, ladies and gentlemen!