I can read Sam's mind (wendy) wrote,
I can read Sam's mind

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And thank you for a house full of people I love. Amen. --Ward Elliot Hour

On December 23, I got off work at 6 p.m. Then, as I was driving the hour home, my brother called to ask me a question, and then about ten minutes later my mom called, and then about ten minutes after THAT, April helped Addison call to tell me she was about to take a bubble bath. To be honest, I got sort of jealous that they were all together already, so once I got home, I packed completely in about 20 minutes, hopped back in the car and drove another hour back into Fort Worth to surprise my family a day early. It was awesome. Mom cried. Addison snuggled in my lap in her soft PJs and fell asleep.

Christmas Eve morning, I woke up around 6:30 a.m. (as I do) and drove over to Einstein's Bagels to pick up some yummies for breakfast. And coffee. Anyway, as I was driving back home, it started snowing! Awww, pretty! But here's the thing...it didn't stop! It just kept snowing and snowing and snowing. The ground was still warm so it melted pretty much instantly but after hours and hours of it, it did begin to accumulate. It was totally more snow than I've ever seen fall continuously! I heard on TV that it was the first time there was more than an inch of measurable snow on the ground at DFW, like...the first time in HISTORY.

And it still was there this morning, which marks the first time in 37 years I've ever had a White Christmas. Kinda cool, huh?

I admit it was pretty but I'm very, very glad it all was gone by the time I had to drive home tonight.

Christmas morning was awesome and gifts were awesome and Addison opened ONE ZILLION presents and squealed with joy over every single one, and I got to snuggle Drew and give him raspberries on his chubby belly for four hours straight before he insisted on being fed (which only April can do.) It was pretty much completely amazing.

My aunt and uncle also joined us this year. Our families have been estranged for many years so it was really wonderful to have them with us again. (They always spent the holidays with us back when I was a teenager.) My aunt is a little bit of a challenge but it was especially amazing to see my uncle, who I love and adore a whole lot. He teared up when I left tonight to come home.

We saw "It's Complicated" this afternoon. Sadly, I didn't really care for it.

I am off work tomorrow too, YAY! All day I have felt a bit like someone is sticking needles into my left eye, so I'm glad to be back in my glasses for a bit. Hopefully it'll calm down after a night of sleep. Which will begin as soon as I take a shower. Did I mention yet that I was up until 1 a.m. Christmas Eve (I got to help be SANTA!!) and then got woken up at 5 a.m. today? *weeps* Sooooo tired.

LOVE YOU GUYS. Merry merry!

"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them." --Desmond Tutu
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