Christmas Hangover

Hello everyone! Miss me?

I hope you had a wonderful and very merry Christmas! Things have been crazy busy at the Huffman Homestead the past week!

Last Tuesday, my sister (Bridget) and I went to visit my other sister (Samantha) and her family in Maryland. Huff the Hubs couldn’t go; he didn’t have enough leave time.

The flights weren’t that bad (sans the rude blonde flight attendant that basically bum-rushed Bridget) and there wasn’t any inclement weather when we touched down in Baltimore (which, I was worried about).

I was so happy that I FINALLY got to meet my new nephew, Jacob Lee! He was born in October and this is the first time I’ve got to hold him!

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After a few days of building Legos®, watching Arthur Christmas, opening presents, and generally having fun, it was time to head back to Oklahoma.

Then the whirlwind started:

~Christmas Eve morning at the in-laws.

~Christmas lunch at Bridget’s.

~Candlelight Service/Christmas Eve at my parents’.

~Christmas morning at my parents.

~Christmas lunch at my aunt’s.

~Christmas dinner at Huff the Hub’s aunt’s.

Yesterday morning, we woke up at 4:00 a.m. to do our annual Christmas tradition of shopping the sales. We hit up Wal-Mart and Target. (I have to say, I was a little disappointed in Target… They normally do better than that.) And, I have all of my nieces and nephew’s presents for Christmas and their birthdays purchased. (I do that every year. It just saves time and money. The only drawback–which is minuscule– is that you have to store the gifts. I have a “present closet”…Don’t tell anyone!)

After the shopping, I cleaned the house (it seriously looked like Santa’s workshop exploded) and went to see Les Miserables with the family (IT. WAS. AWESOME.)

Today I will be trying to get back on track with everything: work, cleaning, eating right, and going to the gym. Wish me luck!

I hope your Christmas was full of loud meals with the family, kids ripping into presents and freaking out because they got what they wanted, and turkey-induced naps. But, most of all,I hope your Chirstmas was full of what the season is all about: Christ’s love and birth.

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