Faithful Friends Who Are Dearest To Us

Ben too I were upward vivid too early Christmas morn (through no pick of our own, genuinely – existence inward a novel identify made Sidney restless all night, too Mini is restless past times nature, anyway….) too past times the fourth dimension Julianna too my parents made it upstairs I had java already made! But I had also drunkard virtually one-half of it, which semi-defeated the role of making java for others. So I made a 2nd pot.

Once everyone was upstairs, my dad too I commenced amongst our identify unit of measurement tradition of pancakes too bacon on Christmas morning. This is ane of those traditions that was never intended to live such – ane twelvemonth it simply happened, too has continued happening since. I honestly can’t fifty-fifty holler upward what nosotros did earlier pancakes too bacon, which implies that it couldn’t have got been that exciting.

Ben too I were upward vivid too early Christmas morn  Faithful friends who are dearest to us

Ben too I were upward vivid too early Christmas morn  Faithful friends who are dearest to us
looks similar mom could’ve used that 2nd pot of coffee…

After breakfast it was fourth dimension to opened upward presents! This twelvemonth was non without its portion of ridiculous gifts, too the improver of Sidney too Mini into the mix proved quite entertaining.

Ben too I were upward vivid too early Christmas morn  Faithful friends who are dearest to us
“Pretty certain that stocking is mine, Ben”
(it isn’t)

My parents hold insisting that Sidney looks just similar Lambchop – too I have got to acknowledge the resemblance is striking:

Ben too I were upward vivid too early Christmas morn  Faithful friends who are dearest to us

Ben too I were upward vivid too early Christmas morn  Faithful friends who are dearest to us

…so they got him a stuffed lambchop domestic dog toy. I honestly have got no clue how my mom managed to uncovering this thing, but Sidney was PUMPED (at least, he was pumped for 10 minutes until the novelty wore off, but it was the most excitement he’s ever expressed for a novel toy):

Ben too I were upward vivid too early Christmas morn  Faithful friends who are dearest to us
Dog/Lamb cannibalism?

Speaking of Sidney, he also gave us a gift (no it was non a dead animal, or poop).

Ben too I were upward vivid too early Christmas morn  Faithful friends who are dearest to us
I knew it was a fault to permit the domestic dog usage my credit card…

Ben too I were upward vivid too early Christmas morn  Faithful friends who are dearest to us
…but plainly he tin flaming read. Who knew?

The solar daytime simply kept getting amend from there. Apparently my dad thinks giant bottles of booze are appropriate Christmas gifts for his children:

Ben too I were upward vivid too early Christmas morn  Faithful friends who are dearest to us
We’re non complaining

…we also received Norwegian-friendly mugs from my sis too gaudy too ridiculous Christmas socks from my mom (also an unplanned identify unit of measurement tradition). Even the cats got presents!

Ben too I were upward vivid too early Christmas morn  Faithful friends who are dearest to us
In illustration y’all cannot read these, they country “Friends don’t permit friends consume lutefisk” too “Not solely am I perfect, I’m Norwegian too!” Lovely.

After our gift exchange, nosotros took Sidney for a proficient long walk on the trails close my parents house, too thus packed re-packed everything for the journeying home. When nosotros live on returned to the condo, nosotros had a few minutes to modify clothes, feed too kennel Sidney too select handgrip of a few remaining things earlier heading out to pass the residual of the solar daytime amongst Ben’s family.

The festivities kicked off amongst a nail-biter circular of bowling! Surprisingly I wasn’t terrible – this was in all probability genuinely the best game I’ve bowled inward a while. Ben’s uncle Dan was far too away the winner, but Ben, his cousin Anna too I were cervix too cervix for the whole game. In the terminate I vanquish Ben past times ane point!

Ben too I were upward vivid too early Christmas morn  Faithful friends who are dearest to us

Ben too I were upward vivid too early Christmas morn  Faithful friends who are dearest to us

Ben too I were upward vivid too early Christmas morn  Faithful friends who are dearest to us

Ben too I were upward vivid too early Christmas morn  Faithful friends who are dearest to us
It’s truthful that whoever wins at bowling holds all the ability inward the marriage, right…?

After bowling, nosotros went to Ben’s aunt too uncle’s for dinner, java too dessert. We got to encounter the cutest babe ever (aka my niece, Lillian), consume cookies (homemade past times Ben’s grandma Loey) too H2O ice cream (homemade past times Ben’s aunt Joan), drinkable vino too chat amongst family. It was a busy but marvelous holiday.

Ben too I were upward vivid too early Christmas morn  Faithful friends who are dearest to us

Ben too I were upward vivid too early Christmas morn  Faithful friends who are dearest to us

Ben too I were upward vivid too early Christmas morn  Faithful friends who are dearest to us

I LOVE Christmas too am e’er a niggling distressing when it’s over – I am an extremely nostalgic mortal too the holidays convey that out to an fifty-fifty greater extreme because it’s the ane fourth dimension of twelvemonth when nostalgia is genuinely socially acceptable. I similar the sparkling lights, the cheesy carols, the decked-out division shop windows – too I am fully OK amongst that (anyone else experience similar it’s sometimes non cool to attention virtually things…?)

Hope y’all all had a security too wonderful calendar week – happy holidays too if y’all took approximately vacay similar I did, proficient luck re-entering the existent world…


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