This Christmas was celebrated 4 times.
I was about Christmased out by the end of the day.
We celebrated Christmas with Brad's Dad's house on Christmas eve.
Where I watched this darling little boy be the cutest thing in the world.
Every time he did something cute, (always) I would whisper to Brad,
"I want one!!"
This is Edric, Brad's nephew.
Later that night, I received a beautiful package from my friend
Mindy of Tim's Sally and Understory Essence.
It was full of beautiful goodies, and little things to be used as art supplies.
I cried when I opened it.
Mindy just opened another shop for lip balms and perfumes and all sorts of tasty things.
I'm so proud of her for trying such a new and different journey.
She is a brave, beautiful woman, and such a role model for me.
On Christmas Day, I was woken up at 7:15 by a sore throat and a stuffy nose.
I thought I had gotten rid of it all, but indeed I had not. It came back full force.
I wanted to sleep more, but there was a Bradley voice that said,
"But... it's Christmas!"
So, I got up.
Brad and I had our own Christmas together.
I didn't take a single picture because of how sick I felt.
But I'll tell you it was magical.
We took turns opening presents.
Brad would open one,
then I would open one for Wicket and Charlie,
then I would open one.
Later we headed to Brad's Mom's house and opened presents there.
Once again, I was feeling a bit too sick to take photos.
I did however capture this one of Wicket.
He is a silly guy who just loves to be comfortable.
He would rather lay in front of the heater than play tug of war.
So, instead of buying him a bunch of toys, I bought him a few toys, plus this bed.
I can put it in the middle of the floor, and he will just sit in it, or lay in it all day.
If I put it in front of the heater.. I have one happy dog.
We opened presents, I scored some gift cards which helped go to a new vacuum (You can't have a corgi and not have a working vacuum...), art supplies,
hand made knitting needles and some clothes.
I also ate a lot of food.
Money has been tight lately,
and most of the cheap food all contains gluten.. (ramen.. mmmm)
so it was nice to have a filling meal that won't give me a headache for 2 days.
I had a very merry Christmas with my family, my boyfriend, his family,
and of course my little stinky Christmas puppies.