Christmas Recap

Friday, December 28, 2012


I hope everyone had a great Christmas! As fun and festive as it is I know it can also be a time of stress, maybe induce a little anxiety either about money or family, or both. So I am hopeful it went as swimmingly and stress-free as possible for all. We had a pretty good holiday this year! It started with Fisher's birthday on the 23rd (one day early) where we went to a local favorite german restaurant that is filled with festivities: acordion player, fountains of fondue and singing waitstaff. Note to parents who don't have 15 year old children yet: if you act overly excited about your kids being able to learn to drive they apparently lose all interest. So someday if you find yourself feeling anxious about this milestone just act super excited about it. I keep asking Fisher if he wants to go get his permit and it's met with a resounding 'meh'.

As I mentioned before four-year olds really bring about the magic of Christmas for me, it's just such a sweet age where everything is so exciting. So I was none disappointed in seeing their joy in every aspect of the holidays. Though my image of watching their shining faces as they opened their gifts was swiftly dashed when I found they were pretty much done tearing open their present before I had even pulled my head out from under the tree and done passing out all the gifts. In the years prior it took hours for them to open their presents. Just getting the paper off was a struggle, then they would want to look at each one before moving on to the next. This year, not so much, I learned no matter how tightly wrapped in ribbons they can open a gift in under a nano second.

After present opening we went and saw Les Miserables. And that movie is what I am left thinking about most of my Christmas day (sorry kids). There are so many scenes I wish I could watch again. Especially because I was in the theater trying to cry quietly, which proved extremely difficult in a couple places. I can't wait to see it on DVD in the comfort of my home where I can let the emotional tour-de-force that it was carry me away. After Anne Hathaway's rendition of "I dreamed a dream" I turned to Fisher and bet him cold hard cash that she will undoubtedly walk away with an oscar. Soooo good. Has anyone else seen it yet? 2 6 4 Ohhhhh 1

I have been slow at getting back in the swing of things. I haven't gone this long between posting on here in a long time! But I have been a near catatonic state of lounging, realizing I was much more exhausted than I would allow myself to admit - apparently until after Christmas was over and I could admit such a thing.

PS I got my dutch oven! In white! And that really amazing/scary portrait oil painting from Fisher for Christmas - I love it!

15 comments:

  1. I think cataonic states are a requirement post-Christmas. I only had enough energy to sit at my desk and drool this week. It sounds like everyone had an awesome Christmas at Chez Plumed! Congrats on getting your dutch oven, can't wait to see what you whip up. Everyone I know is raving about Les Mis, but I've never seen the broadway version or the old movie version or even heard a single song. Can we still be friends?

    PS. Totally jealous of those Super Mario pajamas, not going to lie.

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    1. Ha, we can still be friends ; ) I read the book many years ago (I'd love to read it again, but it's so big!). The story is my favorite, next to A Christmas Carol, so it was fabulous to indulge in both within days of each other. Les Mis is a musical, as in they sing everything; there were a few parts where I felt like "just talk!" because it was a bit distracting and silly. But even if you aren't into musicals, there are a few scenes in it worth seeing anyway, they are that good. And, oh my, M+L went into a fit of giggles when they opened their christmas eve gift of mario pjs. They have been wearing them since, literally. But considering I am still in a state of lethargy I am okay with it.

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  2. That German restaurant sounds amazing and I want to go there for my birthday. For real. And I can't wait to see Les Mis. I think Anne Hathaway is an amazing actress and I hope she gets an Oscar!

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    1. That restaurant is so much fun! I tried to take him last year but didn't make reservations in time so I was happy to be able to be more on the ball this year, he loved it. I am sure she will get an oscar for that, it was amazing! Can't wait to hear what you think about it!! xo

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  3. Girl, I hear ya on the catatonic thing. We are WORN OUT around here. It's my dad's last night in town, and we're going for take out, Men in Black III and an attempt at making French 75s. But Christmas was great. Everything I could have asked for. I'm so, so glad yours was too. XO

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    1. I am glad I am not the only one. The smallest tasks feel totally not worth it to me right now. But it's positive, it's good for me to lay around with my boys and be in the moment of them and not dishes/laundry/work etc. You christmas looks fantastic and that makes my heart happy! xo

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  4. Looks like you had a wonderful time, I agree kids just make Christmas so much more fun. I was happy to celebrate with a big family this year including baby, but with a year old it would be heaps fun.

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  5. I always liked this quote "Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall." I think Christmas is a time made for the children in us all. :)

    Your Christmas sounds like it was lovely.

    sending you happy spells

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  6. Love that portrait from Fisher! I got to spend Xmas with a four year old too this year and it is so magical!

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  7. Les Mis made you cry a lot? Now I feel like I don't want to watch it in theaters. I don't want to come out bawling.

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  8. amazing purposes! simply in love!
    id really like we could follow each other! i'm just starting on it!
    wish you the best for this 2013!

    xoxo www.malesclutch.blogspot.com
    Sergio,

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  9. Oh, your Christmas sounds like fun! And that German restaurants sounds like a lot of fun. German food is comfort food for me. I have never seen the Les Mis musical or even listened to the songs, my parents had it on vinyl and I have to admit I probably wait to watch it until it will be on DVD/TV to watch it. We had planned to go to the movies on Christmas day but since I wasn't feeling so hot we just watched a movie at home. P had taped Zombieland a while back and nothing says merry Christmas like a Zombie movie ;) I have a hard time getting back into the groove after Christmas but I feel it's ok to be lazy once in a while...Have a great start into the new year!

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  10. Yay for the Dutch oven. I really love those darn things and cook way more often than I need to in them. But why not?

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