We started off the Christmas season with the much anticipated Poinsettia Bowl featuring BSU and TCU. Long story short BSU played crappy and lost. Made for a disappointing night.
Christmas morning started way too early for me. I heard something in the living room, then saw a light, which turned out to be the tree coming on. I looked at my clock and it said 4:45. Since the kids weren't in bed till 12:30 and it was almost 1:00 for us I was not about to let them stay up. I went out there with my eyes only partway open and told them all they had to go back to bed. They were not happy but that's the way it goes. I said they had to stay in bed until at least 7:00. Lucky for me Austin didn't get up until almost 9:00. Taylor followed shortly thereafter and we had to wake up Emily. The kids opened their gifts and all loved what they got. Taylor is so animated so we got a lot of "YES!"s and "THANK YOU SANTA!"s (even though he doesn't believe in him, he plays along well) and even a couple touchdown dances.
Once our mess was picked up we trudged through the snow to my parent's house. We were supposed to eat brunch and then have tacos and enchiladas for dinner. Well there was food out all day so I pretty much grazed all day. Doesn't leave a lot of room for dinner. We spent a relaxing day just hanging out.
The day after Christmas we were again at Rodger and Terry's for more eating, a little train and another late night. Followed by another night of church, pizza and some more canasta.
The guys went to the H Bowl on the 30Th. Taylor is ever the sports fan and just had to have his face painted for the big day. He was going for Nevada because he said it would make BSU look better if they won it. I don't get it but Rob said he was right. HE wanted everyone else to paint heir faces too but no one was going for it. Good thing he isn't proud.
We ended the year with a kickin party at the Sanchez's. We went last year and had a great time. We were invited again and were, again, so happy we went. There was an air hockey tournament(which I lost in the first round, of course), a get to know you game that I would've won if Eliseo would've signed off my square that said "hit a dog with a car" and not "likes thunderstorms", and a music trivia game(my absolute favorite) that my team would've won if Steve would've joined us instead of going against us (darn you Steve!). Win or lose the music game rocked. We also had loads of fun hanging out til midnight. Besides Randall and Alyssa we were the only non family members that stayed but it was worth it. After watching another hour counting down to the west coast new year and making fun of people on TV (sorry Dionna) we decided that 1:oo was it for us and it was time to put our munchkins to bed.
Today I look ahead at the new year. I don't know what it will bring but I am ready for the ride. Happy New Year!