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Monday, December 28, 2009

Surviving Christmas

Wow, how else would you describe it? This was a unique Christmas weekend for our little family.

Thursday, the 24th, my ex-husband spent about 8 hours at my house with the kids. Of course they all drag me into playing games and such, I don't mind since it is about the kids happiness and not mine.

Friday, the 25th, found myself and the kids ready for their dad to come over so they could open their presents. He arrived at 9 a.m., much to the dismay of the kids for being so late in the day. Yes I chuckle at it as well. The ex spent the day with us, until about 8 p.m. We had a lovely breakfast of waffles prepared by McQuelle with her new waffle maker. A short visit from my brother Michael and his family (Denece Dalton and BreAnn) as well as my mom. It was nice of them to stop by to deliver a sweet gift. Grandma Loved her gift from us and was very grateful to get out of the house for a while. Then it was time to clean up breakfast and play games for a while. At 2:30 p.m. we all, ex, kids and I, went to Great Grandparent Kilpatrick's house for lunch and a visit. That was very nice and we had a good time with the cousins, Aunts and Uncles. We then returned back to my home (yes ex as well) for a turkey dinner at 6:30 p.m. A very long exhausting day. But, we made it through.

Saturday, the 26th, was McQuelle's 17th birthday. I climbed in bed with her and sang primary birthday songs to her and told her happy birthday. She seemed to like that. Then after getting ready for the day Quelle and I went to get her pampered for her day. At 5:30 p.m. my ex arrived and we all left for our cousin Kori's wedding reception. After about 2 more hours with the Kilpatrick family we went home for the night, less my son and plus a niece.

Chris went on an ice fishing trip with his Uncle Mike until Monday. While Sharlene, my niece, came to my house in his place. We often switch a kid.

So, in the least I would say we survived Christmas and had an amazing time celebrating as a "family".

We hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas as well.