Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas 2013

This Christmas had been very different for us. We decided to stay here in our new home and spend it as a family of three. We have been traveling so much and just needed a break, plus we were so excited about our new home we thought it would be fun, and it has been. 
Clarke got off work early on Christmas eve, so we watched Polar Express, opened a few gifts and had the Palmisiano family traditional Christmas eve dinner (meatball subs with homemade spaghetti sauce that simmered for over 24 hours). It's what I had growing up every Christmas eve. Chloe loved it!
She also loved Christmas morning. We opened up presents, and she loved playing in all the wrappings and ribbons.
Our Christmas wasn't totally uneventful. Our downstairs toilet got stopped up, and when Clarke took a shower it overflowed. We finally got it cleaned up and then when I was doing the dishes it happened again, water everywhere. We called the plumber and I felt so bad he had to come out on Christmas to fix it. After two different machines and over 4 hours it's still not fixed. They are coming back tomorrow morning with a camera and some kinda vacuum. All they know is something from outside messed it up. At one point it felt like we were in our favorite Christmas movie, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Oh well, I guess one day we will look back and laugh.
And because I'm feeling nostalgic here is Chloe last year in the presents. She has grown so much since then. 
I made a simple Christmas dinner this year, but the chocolate cake was a hit with Clarke and Chloe. I hope y'all had a great Christmas too!

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