We had a lot of family time this year. It seemed like it was more than normal, but it may have just been because we have less family than we did a year ago. However, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Hilarity often ensued as we relived memories of Christmases past.
I felt a bit like a tour director as I ticked off our planned activities and the timing of it all. I'm nothing if flexible, though. None of it came off as planned, but it worked out anyway. We planned to eat Christmas dinner at Shari's and have pie shakes. I guess I thought we would hit the restaurant after we visited grandpa, but no one was hungry after our "flash picnic" (think flash mob, but picnic style).
Apparently our new tradition was not unique between the theater and the restaurants. So we came home and enjoyed leftovers from our Christmas Eve dinner. But it was no slouch with prime rib, candied yams, and green bean casserole. The chocolate cake topper was a bit over the edge, but we pushed through.
We watched a couple favorite animated Christmas movies and headed to bed.
Nothing like family togetherness.