We left at 5 in the afternoon on Wednesday and drove all through the night, reaching my mom's house and a bed to sleep in around 4 in the morning. Needless to say, the day after Yule was a very, very busy one for me while I got last minute packing and gifts together and made double and triple sure we had everything for the weekend.
After we woke up late Thursday morning we went our separate ways to see our friends and joined back up later on to have Christmases at three different places as is typical of Christmas with us. This year was a bit bittersweet for me, as it may very well be the last one with my siblings and I all together. I'm not going to dwell on that now though, I'll just have to wait and see how events unfold and take things as they come. Aside from that little twinge, our holidays were wonderful and involved:
Exchanging gifts with each other on Yule:
What could the giant present be?
It's a mushroom stool that Joe made for me! If you want to see more photos of all the little details click here to see the write up he made about it!
Playing Poker with my lady friends on Christmas eve-eve:
Christmas Cracker Crowns:
Gifts from Santa:
A send-off of sparklers and a hot air wish balloon:
We missed out on snowfall all around. It snowed in South Carolina while we were in New Jersey and we made it out of New Jersey well before the storm hit on Sunday. The only snow we saw was already on the ground.
I hope everyone had wonderful holidays!