We didn't have any plans, so even though many were stranded and events were cancelled, we were cozy and warm in our home.
Christmas morning came and went, but the ice remained. Roads were good enough that our friends were able to join us for dinner Christmas evening. And roads were good enough that my husband and girls could go see the new Star Wars movie the day after Christmas.
While so many are ready and done with Christmas on the 26th, we are happy to let it linger and continue enjoying our tree, lights and the slower pace of life. I really don't understand the rush to be done with it all.
We've enjoyed having friends over for dinner and tea, we've taken lunch to a friend with a brand new baby, we've gone out to dinner and gone for walks as a family. It's been a restful week. We even enjoyed ringing in the New Year early by playing at an Irish pub and counting down to the Irish New Year - which was 4pm our time!
Now the New Year is here - Happy 2018! - the Christmas decorations have been put away, the house has been cleaned and we are moving on ahead. We've got a birthday party this week, Grandparents arriving and next week my journey of parenting a teenager begins! Ready or not....here we go!