This past Holiday season went well. Thanksgiving was at Cherish's and we cooked the turkey there. Rock Band was played; dinners were eaten; naps were taken . My mom and sister came up to join us and as far as I could tell, a good time was had by all.
Christmas it snowed, a lot. Emily and I were stuck in the house for a couple of days, which drove Emily nuts by the second day. We didn't really do anything celebratory, which in hindsight was probably a bad idea. We woke up, opened presents, and then Emily took a 4 hour nap and I played video games throughout the day. It was relaxing, but didn't really feel festive and so we felt ho-hum about the whole thing. Luckily, the following Sunday we were able to celebrate at Cherish's with Emily's family and that helped satiate the holiday hunger we were feeling. Next year I think we need to make sure to try to celebrate some what on our own. A few decorations and a planned dinner at the very least.
Emily turned 30 on the 28th of December. Her first birthday celebration was rolled into the Haskell holiday party. Her second celebration was on the 29th, we went out to Fermentations with Alex and Susan and enjoyed a tasty meal. Her third and final celebration is this Saturday (January 9th) at our place. The plans are to watch Emily's favorite movies (Grease 2, Newsies, and Xanadu) in the living room and have board/card games going on in the dining room. There might be Rock Band downstairs for those who want, but no guarantee on that. We're still hammering out details. I'm guessing it will start around noon, and I would guess that it would be potlucky, though we still have chips and snacks from New Year's to serve. I'll let you know more soon. Feel free to stop by and partake of the festivities.
As far as New Year's is concerned, that went well. We hosted some people at our place where we played various games and ate various food and had various laughs. Everyone enjoyed themselves, and only the very youngest Beeby fell asleep before the ball dropped.
So a belated, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to all!