|home from the party and getting ready for bed so Santa can come|
The whole going to bed early thing paid off!
|Damn that scooter! It took two highly intelligent people fours hours,|
before they finally came to the conclusion that parts were missing and it needed to go back to the store!
|Maxwell and grandma playing one of many, many, many rounds of Monopoly cards Christmas day.|
Mom rocks the whole grandma thing.
|Mark and Freyja hogging the party food on Christmas Eve|
|Miss F playing up the role of youngest cousin, with my niece|
|lunch at an Irish pub with the extended family.|
|Freyja reveling in drinking soda right under my nose, with grandma!|
|My cousin and I outside the pub, feeling very excited that our parents were taking our children back to the hotel for the night! She has four kids, so this may have been even more exciting for her than it was for me.|
|at a friend's house for a Christmas eve party.|
|Mark being polite and drinking champagne, rather than his usual PBR.|
|I spent the evening worried that Freyja would ignite her taffeta dress on all of the candles.|
|I was just happy not to be hosting the event! REALLY, super, happy!|
|Stressing out over where I hid all of the santa gifts, and stocking stuffers!|