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’twas a good one

By Tara Zandra | December 25, 2013

We had a perfectly lovely Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We were at my in-laws’ last night for the annual party. We finally tore ourselves away at 11:30pm and that was only because we knew we had quite a bit of wrapping ahead of us. Chris was very, very tired so I decided to do it all myself; it was after 2am before I fell into bed.

But the children slept past 8am and the big one was actually the one up first! Guess she was excited. That excitement did not abate when she saw that Santa left her the 7 season Blu-Ray set of Doctor Who. Her high mood really hit a fever pitch when she unwrapped her iphone :)

Daisy received the Monster High doll she had asked Santa to bring her. It hasn’t been sold since 2011 so Santa (who may have resorted to ebay) was her last hope. Her other big thing was a 3DS XL.

Eventually we made our way back to my in-laws’ for family time. We stayed a few hours and at one point I was laying on the floor playing a new game with Daisy and everyone else was looking over gifts and generally relaxing and my piano Christmas playlist was on and really, it was probably the most perfect moment. I associate music with everything and I’m always trying to get the Christmas playlists just right. This moment was it. Now if I could just get the party music like I envision.

Once home it was just playing and some cleanup and Tabitha did watch the Doctor Who regeneration episode. We had a very late dinner and Daisy went to bed late. I think the rest of us have about another hour in us before we need to crash. I will not be setting an alarm tomorrow and we have zero plans so it should be a relaxing day.






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2 Responses to “’twas a good one”

  1. Marion Says:
    December 26th, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Merry Christmas!!
    Looks like a great one!

  2. Melyssa R Says:
    December 26th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Glad you all had a great holiday. And B would be very envious of that Zelda shirt in the last shot.