Another Christmas has come and gone. I love getting ready for Christmas, I love all the excitement in the air and I love all the fun traditions, but I'm always a little sad when it's all over!
We did have a really great Christmas though. Santa brought lots of fun toys, Matthew won the first annual "find Grandfather Santa" game and won Matchbox cars, we ate way too much Christmas food, played some fun games and wore ourselves out.
One of the things I bought Shawn for Christmas was the entire Arrested Development series on DVD. We've never seen it before, but I often hear it compared to The Office, and I found it super cheap on Amazon one day so I thought it might be a fun gift. We started watching it on Christmas afternoon while the kids were occupied with their new toys and we immediately got HOOKED! How did we not know about this show when it was on??! We've had a good time watching it over the past few days. It only went three seasons, which is a shame because it's hysterically funny.
We had plans to go out and do a few things over these past couple of days, but the weather has been crazy here so we've mostly stayed home. Boise usually gets very little snow, and if it does snow it usualy melts pretty quick. But this has been an usual year so far, it started snowing about a week or so ago and it's just kept going! We had a ton of snow today, I think the most I've seen since we've lived here.
And because Boise isn't used to getting so much snow, driving around town is kind of a mess when we get it. Snow plows don't get the roads plowed very quickly and most drivers aren't good at snow driving, so traffic really crawls. So the past few days have been really low key and we've mostly hung out around here. The kids are happy just to hang out and play with their new toys, and we've used the extra time to get some Arrested Development episodes in so it's worked out nicely. It's actually kind of nice to have a few days with nothing much to do. I think we've all enjoyed it.
So now that Christmas is over, my mind can now focus full time on the adoption! For the past several months I've been telling myself that I was going to wait until after Christmas to start really getting excited about the idea of our referral, to start buying baby things and start thinking about decorating Clarissa's room. Now here we are! The average wait is 14-17 months and we're in our 13th month. I don't realistically expect a referral until closer to March or April, but I think we've reached the point where we can start preparing. We're getting so close!! I'm starting to think about paint colors and bedding and buying baby clothes. I've been looking at little girl clothes on the internet and it occurs to me that I have a lot to learn! I have no idea what little girls wear, I've got to start paying attention.
I have big plans for her bedroom, but this post is long enough, so I'm going to wait until next time to discuss them. It's definitely going to need it's own post. Stay tuned! :)