I just got home from a long, relaxing weekend with the family. For the past few years my Mom has lightened up the mood of Christmas and rather than hosting a formal family gathering she's been hosting an informal open house. We spend the morning as a family leisurely opening gifts, playing games and watching movies, then in the afternoon, we spread out a huge table of snacks and enjoy visits from family and friends traveling about town. It's so nice. I love getting to see everyone without the stress of tight schedules and hard to meet deadlines.
This year my nephew was old enough to really get excited about Christmas. He is so much fun! I spent the bulk of the weekend teaching him secret handshakes, playing baseball in the house (sorry Mom) and coaxing him to only refer to me as favorite Aunt Kali. I am happy to report that I was successful in my last venture. It comes out a little more like "Fave Kay-yee", but that's totally a win and I'm keeping it! Other notable Christmas events: a wardrobe change to counter my brothers shirt choice, the white elephant Bieber singing toothbrush I scored, playing candy-land for the first time with my nephew, and getting the coolest techy sewing book ever from my sister and brother in law. I'm sure you'll be hearing more about it soon! Hope you had a great Holiday!
I will be spending the rest of my afternoon and evening attempting to rid my apartment of gold glitter. The wrapping paper looked really cute neatly sealed in plastic. Not so much covering everything I own. Lesson learned.