a very merry

I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

We spent Friday night first going to church for Christmas Eve services, and then off to P.F. Chang's to fulfill the poet's Christmas wish - to eat Chinese food on Christmas Eve.  Ah well, it was delicious!  We also attempted to get everyone to sit still for just freaking two seconds to take a picture, but this is as close as we got.  Graham can barely breathe and Molly is about to make a lunge for freedom.
Saturday morning we slept in pretty late (almost 8am!) and then got up for the big present-opening event.  Molly got a pink pig.
 Graham got a moo cow.
And then they spent the rest of the day fighting over each other's toys, in the spirit of family Christmas everywhere.
The poet and I went easy on the gifts this year for a variety of reasons, but I did get him some warm running clothes so now he has no excuse not to suck it up & tough it out.  He surprised me by registering me for the Pacers Spring Fast Pass, which registers for me for the two races on my calendar already, plus seven more (those darn Crystal City 5Ks!).  So now my spring weekends in April are almost completely booked - even more reason to take it easy in January and do everything I can to stay healthy.

I made a huge lasagna for our Christmas dinner, which we ate and then promptly took multiple-hour Christmas naps.
When we woke up, we finished off National Lampoon's Christmas vacation while drinking hot cocoa and working our way through my last failed cookie cake.  It was a relaxing, happy, peaceful Christmas.  I hope everyone out there was able to spend time with their loved ones and celebrate!


  1. Awesome christmas and horray for the fast pass! Oh, and, for the record, PF Changs is not real Chinese food :)

  2. Frigging adorable!!! :) Glad you had a wonderful holiday!

  3. That sounds like a really nice holiday!

  4. Awww! Glad you had a lovely Christmas! I would like some eggnog to toast you!

  5. Looks like a lovely holiday. Yay for the fast pass! I look forward to seeing you at lots of races!


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