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Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Weekend in Review

Today is Sunday, the day of rest. Or something like that anyway. For the first time in a very long time, we got to do just that. We rested. Ah, the bliss of a two hour nap. Avery's was almost four hours! I guess that's what happens when you keep a girl with a 7:30 bedtime up until 11 two nights in a row. Let's back up.

On Friday night we went to our pastor's house for a staff/elder/deacon Christmas party; I seriously love the leadership at our church. We even had a for real babysitter since our normal (free, ha!) ones were at the party, too. Avery had a blast with our family friend Emily while we stuffed our faces with tortilla soup, salads, and desserts. Yum (or as Avery would say, "Ummmm"). She didn't even cry when we left, and when we returned, they were singing the monkey and alligator song, complete with motions (which, according to Emily, they had been singing for 30 minutes straight; Avery loves to sing, haha!). We left around 9:30 to go to the soccer coaches' Christmas party, but we ended up not staying very long since it was well past Avery's bedtime. We're lame like that these days.

We "slept in" on Saturday (meaning until 8:00), and Avery got to come hang out in bed with us when she woke up. That's become a fun Saturday morning pre-breakfast tradition. We needed to run to the grocery store for a few things, so afterward we ate lunch at, you guessed it, Chick-fil-a and then came home for Avery's nap, during which I worked on my top-secret Christmas project (which is taking forever, ugh!) and Matt attempted Armadillo Eggs for our family Christmas party. I say "attempted" because he didn't quite follow the recipe, but the improvised results turned out to be delicious! He has since dubbed them "Spicy Christmas Ballz." Make sure you spell that with a "z." He insists.

Anyway, we made it to the Christmas party way out yonder at Matthew and Rachelle's (my cousins), where we again stuffed our faces, this time with amazing enchiladas (anybody ever eaten at Cowboy Chicken?). We hung out, played a few games of Yahtzee, and skipped the annual gift exchange in order to send some Bibles to a missionary of Nana's choosing. It was low-key but fun. And then we drove home. And I got no pictures. I really need to do a better job about that.

And today after church we had lunch at the only restaurant in town (which for the first time ever didn't make me sick, haha) with two couples in our Lifegroup (and their kids) before heading home for our afternoon of nothing.

Well not nothing. I contemplated making our grocery list, doing some laundry, and cleaning the bathroom, but sleep prevailed. Besides, Matt's off for two weeks, so I've got plenty of time to do all of those things, right?

Only six more days until Christmas!

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