Monday, December 28, 2015

The Last One In 2015

Christmas morning is always just for my immediate family.  I got a couple of CDs, a few books, a gift card, some alcohol, & a new laptop.  I had been using the same laptop since about 2010 where I needed duct tape to hold the battery in & it still had to be plugged in to turn on.  Now I can proudly say I am duct tape free!  After presents we had breakfast burritos & then began the task of finishing up all of the cooking & cleaning that needed to be done before my mom's side of the family showed up.  Somewhere between noon & 1 people started showing up.  This year we went with a Mexican theme & there was more than enough food as always.  There were about 30 people that were there, which is actually only about 2/3 of that side of the family.  My cousin made me a sweet travel fund jar so I could start saving for our next road trip, as well as waterproof paper, & an adult coloring book.  Most of the day is actually a blur.  We played that candy/gift in a giant shrink wrap ball game which was a lot of fun.  I had seen it before but had never done it.  I think I'm going to do that with my students some time for something.

Saturday morning I woke up to snow.  It's so much prettier when I only have to deal with it a couple of days a year vs many months.  I ventured out into the snow to meet up with my high school best friend at a new coffee shop in town.  It was pretty good.  We had good time just hanging out & talking for a couple of hours before I had to head back home.  Almost as soon as I got home we all turned around & headed out to my dad's sister's house for our 3rd extended family event in 3 days.  The food was great, seeing people was nice, but I was so Christmas-ed out & tired.  By the time we got home that night I was glad it was all over & wanted nothing more than my bed.


I did not leave the couch all day.  After 3 straight days of go go go I needed to do nothing.  I watched some football & movies on TV while I got everything transferred from my old laptop to my new one.  My brother came over for supper that night annnnd that's about it.  Short & sweet.

Christmas is over now & most everyone looking forward to New Year's Eve plans, wondering what 2016 will have in store for them, & starting their new year's resolutions.  One of my goals for 2016 comes from my current 101 in 1001 & it's to complete Project 365.  If you want to play along my IG is briannemcc & here are the prompts!


  1. The travel fund gift is so thoughtful! I could use a new laptop, too! It must be a relief to have one that doesn't require duct tape.:)

  2. What a wonderful weekend! Have a great Monday!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  3. Project 365 seems like a fun list of prompts!!

  4. What a wonderful weekend!! We're having snow tomorrow - so a few days late to make for a white christmas LOL!! 30 people for the celebration - wowza lots of fun! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. it's been gogogogogo non stop and I have 2 more parties to go to, then i plan on rooting myself on my couch until Jan 5 and not doing a damn thing! Happy new year!!

  6. Oh snow, we want it so bad, lol! Hope you're chillin today girl after all that go go!!! Curl up and enjoy!! ;-)

  7. what a great holiday!! how awesome you have such a huge family. i can only imagine the chaos, but a good kind of chaos, full of great memories.

  8. A new laptop is a good score for Christmas and I love your hair with the blonde touch to it! Sounds like a Merry Christmas was had xo