2015 ended very quietly for the Lewis Family. We made a fresh batch of Chex Mix, watched Anne of Green Gables, and were all in bed by 10:30. Seriously, we are so boring.
We embraced new beginnings in 2016 by spending the day cleaning out the garage and the kid's rooms (insert many moans and groans). We made plans to finally get that date night in and set the kids up with movies and food in the living room, rushed to the theater only to stand in line for 15 minutes and hear that the movie was sold out before we made it to the ticket counter. So New Year's night was spent at the grocery store instead of date night, which is kind of how it feels this Christmas holiday break has gone. As in, I had completely unrealistic expectations for this week which meant perpetual disappointment when the days didn't unfold as I expected. I totally should know better than that by now!
Listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for hours on end.
Using his knife to open gifts. Remembering my resolve to encourage his adventurous spirit (while protecting his heart). This is not easy for me - I totally wanted someone to help him with this knife.