Thursday, December 26, 2013
On 12/23, I was supposed to get up and make a gingerbread house, bake gingerbread cookies with my kids, and clean the house. I ended up on the couch the entire day in pain with food poisoning (my sister keeps saying virus, I say food poisoning since Shawn and I were the only 2 that got sick in our household of 7). It was nasty!
On Christmas Eve, I felt a little bit better but still had the nasty stomach cramps. Shawn got worse. I packed up the kids and went to my sisters for our annual Christmas Eve dinner and opening presents up with the grandparents/aunts/uncles/and cousins.
I had fun. Then I got the kids home, we opened up the pj's for Christmas and I got them to bed.
I cleaned as much as I could and ran out to my grandmas after the kids went to sleep to get their bikes from Santa.
When I got back, Shawn and I decided to go ahead and open our gifts to each other...The kids and I got Shawn a new XBox (we had to sell his earlier this year due to financial struggle when I was pregnant), a shop vac, Fast and Furious 6, Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, a clippers set (for his beard and moustache, and a nice sweater.
Shawn got me my dream vacuum...my Hoover Floormate! Yes!!! I also got a Taylor Swift perfume set, and new makeup and nail polish from my kids.
My ex (my older 3's dad) made the 2 hour trip and was at my house on Christmas Day at 8am to watch the kids open up their gifts. He also brought other gifts too. After, the older 3 went with their dad home for a couple days. They will be home tomorrow.
After they left, I then took the 2 younger boys and went to my great grandparents homestead to have Christmas with all of my great aunts and uncles and cousins of my dads side. Shawn was still down for the count with food poisoning!
I did get to skype with my mom since she is in Tennessee and I am in Virginia.
I had a great Christmas!
I am looking forward to the new year and what it will bring!