Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Sweet Spot

After a long, crazy few weeks we are finally here. I've dreamed about this moment. 

This past weekend was the perfect lead in to this week. Friday night Todd and I went out to dinner with friends we hadn't seen in a long time. It was a great night at a wonderful restaurant with fantastic food and fabulous people. It was a long overdue reunion.

On Saturday Todd, the kids, and I all watched the Star Wars trilogy (the original) in preparation for The Force Awakens on Sunday. It was so fun watching those movies from my childhood with my own children. They loved it just as much as I did. They had seen all 6 of the Star Wars movies before but it had been a very long time. It was a fun family movie day and a great way to gear up for the new movie the next day. 

I had not read anything about the new movie. I didn't even know the plotline. But after watching the trilogy the day before we were all VERY excited to see The Force Awakens.
I must admit we were all a geeking out a little bit. When the music begins at the start of the film it just transports me back to when I was a kid. What a nostalgic sound! And seeing it and hearing it in the theater is just so overwhelming. It helps that our theater in town is completely amazing. It has cushy recliner seats and huge massive screens. It was quite the experience. 
I won't give anything away about the movie other than to say that it did not disappoint. I was extremely pleased. It fit right in with the feel of the original movies and the characters were fantastic. I LOVED it. And so did the kiddos. If you enjoyed the original Star Wars movies then you MUST see The Force Awakens.  

Yes, we had a fantastic weekend but Monday came in like a hurricane. Complete with grocery shopping, a chiro appointment, a run, the dog vomiting seven times on my carpet (our 1st floor is 90% tile but the dog apparently prefers to vomit on the carpeting instead), Christmas parties at school, including the delivery of the teachers' gifts, the secret santa gifts, and the treats for the parties. Then there was the Nativity play and the talent show at school. And then Joey broke a bracket off of his braces so we had to squeeze in a run to the ortho before we then dropped him off at basketball. Yes, Monday was crazy. But we made it through.

We made it to the sweet spot of the holiday. At times I thought we'd never make it.

Today was heaven. I've never really experienced this before because I am normally still running around like a chicken with my head cut off. But not this year. Even though I started way later than normal I am completely done with my Christmas to-do list. All of the presents have been purchased and wrapped. All school functions and concerts are done. Now I can just sit back and soak in the goodness of the season. 

Tomorrow treats will be made. Fudge and peppermint bark and little candies. The kids will play outside. I will most likely read a book or two. Later in the evening we will make a fire, watch A Christmas Story, eat a few of our treats, and soak in all the sweetness of the season. 


nbrsspot.blogspot.com said...

Merry xmas guys. hope the kids got what they wanted and you have a very blessed one this year.

Riahli said...

Love it! So glad you got done in time to just relax!!! You deserve it. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a most amazing new year! :)

Tabor said...

Perfection. You must have been a very good girl this year.

Green Girl said...

Merry Christmas, Kat! I hope your whole holiday is full of sweetness!
We're heading to see that movie over the weekend and CANNOT WAIT.

betty said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to be :) How fun to enjoy the new Star Wars movie together too :) I hope you all have the most merriest of Christmases filled with lots of fun, joy, love, and memories :)


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A new day that you have never lived before.
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We can squander, neglect, or use them.
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