Monday, December 26, 2005

Yes we had a nice Christmas weekend. As I am getting older Christmas seems to be getting easier, to which I credit my far more relaxed approach to the festivities. I'm a pretty patient, low key person but the holidays could make me nutty. I think you can spend a lot of your early married/kids Christmases trying to recreate or definitely not recreate the holiday of your youth and as you age and mature you are able to make them more to your own style, which your kids will spend years trying to do or undo. This year was a weather anomaly in that we had snow and warmth. For a few days we worried that the snow might all melt, but our rockin' hill faces north and the sun is securely tied in it's southern sky ellipse-so the hill was great, and fast and covered with jumps. A fun time was had by all. So much fun that when we went down the hill leaving our boot at the top, we didn't notice our foot was naked until we reached the bottom and had to devise a way to ascend on one foot.


Oh, come on you guys, bring me my boot!

Finally someone spared Soap the trauma and us the drama and chucked her boot down the hill to her. So she climbed the hill, retaliated with snow and

SNOWBALL FIGHT!!!!

And when it was over and all energy was spent the crew returned home for hot cocoa and snacks. Tri hubby's sister is a single mom of 5 kids-4 girls. The Tribe has a lot of fun with their cousins and they spent the afternoon with presents and video games. Trihubby, who has spent some quality male bonding time blowing up his buddies with a nuclear arsenal in Total -World- Destruction -and -Domination- video game (I know virtually nothing about video games except that they are loud and they always ask me to play when they want to laugh-I humor them sometimes) and he set the girls up to play. He had to leave when the girls turned the game Utopian and had the tanks holding hands rolling across the countryside, occasionally shooting at targets in unison. Another friend of ours, also a single mom, came over with her son. That was a lot of estrogen in the house so poor Trihubby who had incinerated some wood in the backyard and had quite a nice bon fire crackling, departed to smoke a holiday cigar with his brother. That left us girls to chat and PlayStation for the balance of the afternoon.

I continued my non training training and managed an 94 minute 11 mile run Saturday. It was lovely. Reminded me why I like to run. Ran with Christmas music, through the snow, looking at holiday lights along the way. Followed it with a great Christmas Eve meal, late night church service and a ride home to look at lights.

Aaaahhh, life is good.

10 comments:

Fe-lady said...

Miss the snow..well, miss the FUN sled-riding, snowball throwing type snow...not the black ice on the highways tho! Your family looked like they were having so much fun..And you are getting in some AWESOME workouts so early in the season! Yeah! Happy New Year! (and no, I won't be at PF Changs...maybe next year, but thanks for asking!) :-)

Wil said...

You're my hero, Tri-mama.

Kewl Nitrox said...

That is just fantastic - good to read about the wonderful family bonding over Christmas. And that bit about "creating" new holiday tradition that the young ones will spend heaps of time/energy repeating or undoing, how true is that!

Flatman said...

Sounds just perfect!

Ellie said...

Toooooo fun.... what a great way to do Christmas!

The Spandex-King said...

The weather was great!!! Actually was able to see my family this christmas, rather than sitting outside warming up the car between stops. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
The King

Susan said...

Life is good indeed!

Cliff said...

Do u go down the hills faster without your boots??

Sounds like a wonderful time...

mauricejohn1289 said...

I read over your blog, and i found it inquisitive, you may find My Blog interesting. My blog is just about my day to day life, as a park ranger. So please Click Here To Read My Blog

Julie B said...

Now that is an awesome run for one who is not training :)