Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas Break

My Christmas break is slowly coming to an end...very sad. I enjoyed every single minute of being out of school and not having to stick to a schedule. I did not sleep late, but I did enjoy being lazy. I would not mind being a stay at home mom, but with no kids!

My Christmas break got started with an early dismissal from school! The kids left around 10:30. I tried to get myself prepared for my return after the break so I did not leave until around 11:30. I hated staying, but I know that when I walk into school tomorrow I will not have to stress about what I am going to be doing all day. I even went as far as putting all my books on my table open to the page where I would teach from. I don't ever do that!

Over the next few days I did not do very much. I did a little last minute Christmas shopping and met Brandon for lunch. I love being off work and being able to go to Huntersville to meet him! Along with shopping I did wrap a lot of presents. This year, along with tons of help from my family, we bought 3 kids, all from the same family, Christmas presents. I LOVED being able to help this family out. I enjoyed toy shopping all day and then coming home and looking at everything that was bought. It felt so good to know that on Christmas morning these kids would have so many gifts to open! I loved every minute of the shopping and wrapping gifts for this family.

Christmas Eve Brandon was home. Our tradition with his parents is to have Christmas Eve dinner. This year we had it at our house, since this was the first Christmas in our house. Brandon cooked a delicious dinner, he worked super hard. After we ate we exchanged gifts. His parents got us a new microwave, I was sooooo excited, and some money to put towards a dishwasher, we have one but it is super old. His sister got us the weekend subscription to the Charlotte Observer!!! I was super excited, but I felt old getting excited about these gifts.

Christmas morning Brandon and I woke up and had breakfast at our house with my mom. Mom had given us a tv for our bedroom a few months ago as our Christmas present. After breakfast we went with Brandon's family to Hudson, which is where his moms family lives. We had lunch up their and spent time with her family. We came back home and went with Amber and Andrew to my dads parents house. We stayed there for a while and then went to my moms house for Christmas Day dinner. Mom had made a wonderful dinner for us all. We had such a good time hanging out with my family. It's so nice to all be together. We had such a wonderful Christmas!

The day after Christmas we went shopping for new ornaments for next year! We had a wonderful relaxing weekend until the plumbing issues began. Saturday we had to move in with my mom due to plumbing problems. We didn't get moved back in our house until Tuesday night. It took a while to get all of our clothes moved back in and unpacked. I worked on taking down Christmas decorations most of the day Tuesday and Wednesday. We had our first New Year's party Thursday night. We really enjoyed hanging out and catching up with friends. Since then we have done nothing. Brandon got a new video game and he has played it since Friday. Amber and Andrew came over Friday and spent most of the day here so Andrew and Brandon could play Call of Duty!

I have really enjoyed being out of school for 2 weeks. The time has definitely flown by! It has been a very relaxing break. I loved being able to spend time with my wonderful husband and Bella! I am already counting down the days until the next break!