Monday, December 12, 2011

Weekend Update...

We had a FUN weekend but it absolutely FLEW by. Don't they all? Especially this time of the year? Especially with children?

On Friday afternoon, James and I loaded up in the car and drove south to meet Grandmama and Granddaddy. James was having a spend-the-night with Grandmama and Granddaddy on Friday night and staying with them almost all day Saturday while Eddie and I had a date.

When I got home from dropping James off, Eddie and I went to a local steakhouse/asian place that we like a lot. We realized we hadn't ever been there by ourselves! We've always either had James or another couple with us! The food was just so-so, which is a little unusual, but we had a fun time!

Saturday morning we spent our time cleaning the house and working in the yard. We needed to get it shaped up a little for company on Sunday afternoon. We didn't have a ton of time, as we needed to get showers so we could meet some friends for lunch and the highlight of the weekend.

I convinced Eddie a month or so ago to go to Macon with me to see some friends' little girl dance in the Nutcracker at the Grand Opera House. Mwahahahaha. :) He was actually (while not totally excited about it) okay with doing it since we'd be with the friends and since we'd be able to see Lauren dance. She was SO cute. We met them beforehand at Ingleside Village Pizza and had lunch. Delish!

The Nutcracker was great! We had seats in the balcony (I picked those because I felt like we'd be able to see better AND I wanted aisle seats.) and could see everything. I made sure that Eddie read the story in the program before it started since I knew that otherwise he'd be going, "Ummm...what?!?!" He still felt that way a little bit, I think. He kept leaning over to me and saying, "So, is she dreaming this? This is still the dream?" Ha! He did live through it, though! I have to admit that I haven't seen the Nutcracker since about the third grade when a friend was in the Atlanta Ballet's performance of it, and since I've seen lots and lots of musicals and plays since then I kept wanting them to talk or sing. :) We enjoyed it, though! (Eddie did say we won't be making this a yearly tradition!)

Saturday night we picked James up from Grandmama and Granddaddy and awaited the tantrum that usually follows. Fortunately, he stayed awake the whole way home (and made me sit with him in the back and hold his hand since I couldn't hold him) and going to bed was made easier.

Sunday morning we had my dad's entire extended family over at our house for Christmas lunch. I think I counted 19 people in attendance. An aunt and uncle were not there and we were missing several cousins, but overall it was a great turnout! We enjoyed having it at our house!

After the Hasty family left we had Christmas with Dad and Laura. It was certainly different this year since we hadn't spent the night with them, but I think we enjoyed it just the same! James got a Hot Potato game from Anna and Lance and kept us entertained for a LONG time as he laughed hysterically at it! :) Pretty sure the rest of us were just as excited about our own gifts. :) It was a fun visit!

We had a great day until everyone left. Once Eddie laid down with James he started feeling bad and was a sick puppy for several hours last night. Hopefully it was just something he ate and not a stomach virus. James and I have our fingers (and toes) crossed that we won't be fortunate enough to share those germs. Yuck. He got up and went to work this morning, though, so hopefully he's feeling much better!

We have another two rounds of Christmas this coming weekend before the real deal on the 25th. I'm excited about all of it but I have to admit that this transition to Christmas at our own house is weird. I know we'll get traditions going and get all the kinks worked out, but in the meantime, it's weird. Ha! I'm sure we're not the first to feel this way!

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