Got my roundup done!
What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
I read through several Christmas books and magazines. Most of my reading time was spent on homeschool related material. I did learn a lot about ancient civilizations and earth science though!
What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this month?
Mama Mia on DVD (twice), All 3 of Tim Allen's Santa Clause movies, The Polar Express, Elf, Invincible, and several Disney Channel shows with my kids.
What special days did I celebrate and how?
Christmas and New Year's Eve were the big ones in December. We stayed home for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning and we enjoyed our time together as a family. We sipped hot cocoa, watched movies, and opened presents. Pretty laid back. On Christmas day we went to my sister-in-law's house to open more presents and eat some soup. My parents came up for a visit on the 28th and stayed through New Year's Day. On New Year's Eve we ate lots of finger foods and watched a movie while the kids counted down with the Disney Channel shows.
What gifts did I give and/or receive?
We all got a lot of nice gifts - we are very spoiled! Many neighbors and friends brought by treats and gifts. Our families gave us money and gave the kids a lot of fun games, books, and toys. We gave our two kids several games and books for presents. Hubby and I went shopping together and worked on office furniture and organization for his home office space and a new laptop for me.
What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
Surprisingly healthy for the month of December. We did all get a mild cold but we were able to fight it off without going to the doctor.
What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
We went shopping at IKEA, saw Santa at the grocery store, went to a church party and a neighbor's party, and drove around to see Christmas lights.
What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
I did a lot of cooking so I tried some simple but new recipes from one of my favorite cookbooks. We had a dipping party night, a Greek night (in honor of Mama Mia), and a finger food night. I really didn't make a lot of holiday goodies.
What special or unusual purchases did I make?
What were this month's disappointments?
Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work that the holidays always seems to take. Gaining weight!
What were my accomplishments this month?
Putting together a great Christmas for everyone. Creating lots of scrapbook pages to give away as gifts. Keeping the house in order (generally) and decorated for Christmas without going overboard. Completing my 24 days of inspiration blog series and blogging every day. Finishing my 365 photo a day project for 2008! Getting all my Amazing Month of Memories files up in my online shops.