Friday, December 27, 2013


Despite being laid up in a recliner most of the holidays, this was by far the best Christmas we have ever had.  My house was barely decorated (as compared to other years), we hosted no gatherings, I only baked one type of cookie, and I felt zero stress.

I think normally I drive my husband mad over the holiday season.  I want things perfect and I love to host gatherings, but it is a lot of work!   And..... I am also just completely high strung at the best of times, but then you add a bit of holiday stress?  Yeah....  

So the trick to a great holiday at the Went Household is to keep the mama drugged up.   ahahahahaha

Christmas evening we went to church and then to a friend's house for a big seafood binge party afterwards.  Christmas day we lounged in our pj's all day and did a heck of a lot of nothing.  I made my mother's traditional holiday breakfast which we ate for supper.  We all played with our new toys.  Boxing day we went to another friend's house for a big supper that was absolutely amazing- good friends, good food, and good fun.

And then Boxing Day night.... the pukes hit.  Cavan is most definitely sick as he was up puking all last night.  I think I have it but am in denial.  I have only puked once, but have zero appetite and don't feel so great.  At least the pukes held off until after all the festivities!

And photos of the fun that was had:

Baking and decorating cookies.

Modeling some new nighties from a friend!

A slew of kids in their new Christmas Eve pj's.

Everything is ready for Santa and his reindeer.

Lots of presents and hugs were exchanged.

Happy mama with her new hiking pack!

My super heroes in their new pj's!

New snowsuits thanks to their east coast grandparents!

Our big supper on Boxing day!

Great company!

Kids way too buzzed on sugar!


Johanna said...

beautiful pictures, and a lovely Christmas... sometimes letting go of the expectations and stress means that what is really important takes precedence- I'm learning this too.
I LOVE the super hero jammies- especially Matt's pair!

Anonymous said...

First time I have seen the blog..great, brave, best in the new year.