It took me three days to complete this puzzle:
I'm pretty good at puzzles--maybe even better than the average person--but this puzzle was hard! But like all puzzles, it sucked me in and I could accomplish little else until it was completed. Jon helped me some and I always love placing pieces side by side. He's just fun to be with.
We've played lots of games. Games like Apples to Apples:
A silly game that requires you do to things like wear neckties and helmets. Fun!
I've curled up next to my new space heater (heaven!) in my cozy new pajamas and read a most interesting and enlightening book about a man with Asperger Syndrome.
The girls have done lots of art projects:
And when it's time to force ourselves out of our pajamas, we've loved putting on new shoes, coats and beloved BYU t-shirts.
We've watched lots and lots of movies. Alyssa's on her third viewing of Hunger Games and Caleb and Jon are finishing up the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Jon and I have also had our fill of theatre popcorn as we've been to Les Miserables and Lincoln. Two fabulous shows!
We stay up way later than we should and then fall into bed atop new pillowcases and heated mattress pads.
Could Christmas break be any more wonderful? You know that line in the popular Christmas song that goes, "and Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again?" Well that couldn't be further from my truth. I'm trying to remind myself to enjoy these last few days of vacation instead of going into mourning that they are almost over.
I wish it could be Christmas break forever.