The board seems so quiet. I thought the perfect post to get us talking would be to find out how your holiday went. Good bad or otherwise lets hear it!
(LOSS and living child MENTIONED)
I was MIA a bit. I had my daughter for a time and spent a lot of time with her. We were also very busy with the holidays...lots of plans. More so that usual. Being that i had my loss a few weeks ago Christmas was SUPER tight as far as a gift budget since i had to turn down work. I took my daughter to an art paint along instead of buying her a bunch of crap. She is very artistic and likes to sketch and draw and dabble in painting. We had the best time! It was the brightest spot in my life the last few weeks thats for sure! We also spent time with my parents where my daughter and my mom put together the gingerbread house kit my mother made. It was fun to watch them and have a good, peaceful family moment. We also did this thing called a Christmas Caravan. Its where you get together as a group of people and each person plans an appetizer. You go from house to house and each person serves their appetizer and we spend half an hour at each house to it takes a long time but its fun and a good time is pretty much guaranteed as well as lots of yummy snacks.Our house was last so not only did people stay longer but my appetizer turned out amazing.....which i was worried about being the last house! will try and post some pics!
Christmas and Christmas Eve itself were Okay. Christmas Eve was rough. I had been having a few rough days and Christmas Eve compounded it. My brother and sister in law announced their pregnancy. I warned my sister I would be stepping out of the house for the announcement. I did so. When i went outside I lost it. My brother came out and talked to me for a bit. He tried real hard to help me feel better but you know how that is. My husband lost his $hit on me. He was SO SO ANGRY. Threatened to leave me there to find my own ride and that he is sick of me and how I embarrass him. I am rethinking having a child with him even if the dr says its okay. My husband treats me well most of the time......but in all things surrounding loss.....he does not.
Christmas was nice. Peaceful. Spent with his family. It was the Christmas Norm. Food, family, gifts and lazing about relaxing. I took a nap to make the time pass.
All in all while my daughter was here I had a really great time.....she is a WONDERFUL distraction. She has to take off before Christmas actually came. So that was a big ol bummer.
I got my hubby just a pair of shoes and cologne for Christmas. He did much better for me. I got the new iPhone 6, the softest pajamas ever, a bottle of Stella Cidre with some fancy glasses and a bean bag newborn poser for photographer (this will make taking photos of the babies SOOOOO much easier) I have wanted one for years but its expensive. I always LOVE when I get something photography related!
So what all did you ladies do? Where did you go? What did ya give/get?? I hope everyone had a really good Christmas!