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My siblings and I hit a late night showing of Jumanji: The Next Level last night and this morning opened presents and played Clue! So fun to be with them all and get nephew time. 

The nephew in question was rather unimpressed with the small library of books, clothes, and toys given to him, vastly preferring to play with the laundry basket from his own house. Always humbling.

Have a blessed, merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas Eve, friends! I hope you all have a wonderful day. I’ve got the house to myself for a very brief moment before the rest of my family returns from various Christmas related activities. It is quite peaceful. I hit my final reading goal for the year. 

I will probably keep saying this what with all the holidays one after another but…thank you to all my readers! To friends and family and strangers. I appreciate your continued support and love. It keeps me motivated. 

Card Games and Christmas

Merry Christmas!!

I gave my sister the game Marrying Mr. Darcy for Christmas. We played it today and it was so much fun!!

All the laughter and fun! Highly recommended. 

Merry Christmas Eve!

I hope you all have a lovely Christmas Eve! My brother, sister-in-law, and nephew came over. My brother gave me a book! I can’t remember the last time someone in my immediate family gave me a book. (Understandably because they think I have a lot of books and I don’t provide lists of books I want. But still. It makes receiving one that much more special!) 

Shopping Trip Addendum

Today my Dad and I hit over 10 stores finishing Christmas shopping. At least 6 of them involved me looking for camisoles (for myself) and leaving with nothing. But Dad was kind enough to stand there on his phone like a teenage girl while I looked! It was a fun afternoon and I think we’re just about ready for Christmas! 




A Tale of Two Shopping Trips

Christmas shopping with my brother Sam:

You enter the store and go immediately to the department with the Item you decided to purchase before walking in. You spend all of 3 seconds verifying it is correct. Then you check out. No turning to the left or right. 

Christmas shopping with my brother Elijah:

Me: “Elijah, you are coming Christmas shopping with me.” 

Elijah: “Okay.”

Me: “OH! I wanted to look at that…Can you believe someone made this? And people buy it! Oh look at that shirt over there! Do you mind if we swing by shoes? We should check out the toy section for options. LOOK. $5 DVDs. Ahahahaha look at that pillow case! Let’s go back by t-shirts. I want to look for this bizarrely specific thing…YOU KNOW WHO WOULD LOVE THIS? Do you need a present for…? We should go back to that other department….”

*Meanwhile, Elijah calmly follows me everywhere and doesn’t complain once*

Merry Christmas! 

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you have a special day!