despite everyone around me claiming it doesn't feel like christmas this year, it has, in fact, come and gone. it may not have been a white christmas (and it was unseasonably warm for chicago) but i think my family still had a wonderful time. i spent christmas eve with john and his immediate family, which was nice and relaxing. i guess i was good this year! and he's good at those little blue boxes. love that man.
christmas day was spent with my parents at their house, with hawkeye plus their 2 dogs, joey and brody. hawkeye played with her sock monkey from john's mom, brody climbed into the wrapping paper like he was the present, and joey just tried to get my mom to carry him everywhere while my dad cooked. my mom also made me that sweet gift basket you see.
oh and of course, my dad the dog whisperer, with his crew. i have no idea how i got everyone to look at me.
hawkeye and i have since returned to our homestead, to play with gifts and eat treats and promptly pass out. happy holidays, friends. i hope you enjoyed yours as much as we did and i hope you keep celebrating all the way through the new year.