Christmas is over (happy/sad face)! Man, this part is always such a emotional mixture of disappointment and relief. We started taking down the decorations this weekend and it was nice to get things back to normal and clean up after living with stuff everywhere, but at the same time, I'll miss the pine smell and the twinkle of the lights on the tree every night as David and I snuggle on the couch. I'll miss the excitement in my kids' eyes as they anticipate Santa and the great moments we've had together as a family as David and I have taught our children about Jesus's birth. I'm also relieved that some of the pressure is off to have fun at this constant speed that was making me really stressed out. I realize I did that to myself, but I felt this nagging, like I had to think of festive activities for us to do the whole month of December. Now I can go back to just being a boring ol' mom. Ha!
Yes, I love technology. But not as much as you, you see...")
Santa Mouse hidden in the tree. Our other traditions involved us making cheese enchiladas and "sopa" on Christmas Eve (David's family tradition) and then we made Æbleskiver (ebleskiver) on Christmas morning with buttermilk syrup. I also tried these little bacon, egg and toast cups and they were a fun, easy thing to make.