Finally the day arrived that I could open my package from Simone! Inside I found this
Christmas is a busy day! I always make a blueberry coffeecake (actually blueberry buckle but we've always called it coffeecake) I think my children would complain if I didn't make it! My big boy grandsons won't try it because they think it has coffee in it, I think that's very funny! We also traditionally have an sausage and egg casserole. We eat brunch and open gifts at Beth's house-it's bigger and has three boys living there! It's hard to drag them away from their toys so soon. We had Scott, Bri and Ryan this year so we waited for them to drive up from Columbia to open gifts. Then I came home to finish dinner. This year we had our big Mexican feast which is a lot of work doing mostly small things, like chopping olives, that just take time. Plus we had to set up the studio for eating and tote everything downstairs. I don't know which is worse taking the studio down and replacing it or moving the living room furniture into the kitchen and the kitchen furniture into the living room-my house just isn't set up to feed 14 easily. (Or even 8 truth be told.) My Dad and brother, Bobby, came as well as the children. At 87 my Dad finds our noisy crew a bit much I think, but he loves getting to see the boys and Ryan made up with him.
Everyone went home and I went to bed! Even Quinn was tired-she'd been with at least three other dogs all day running in and out and all about! I was awake before she was and that doesn't happen often.
Today we celebrated Ryan's first birthday in Columbia. He was actually born on Christmas, best present ever.
Tomorrow, I start "Un-time" and I have several things I want to do to be ready for 2016!
PS I consider the week between Christmas as "Un-time" it doesn't feel like 2015 but isn't 2016 so it's Un-Time.