After I took a few deep breaths I messaged with my brothers and 20 minutes later my brother Joe said we can have it at his house. Whew.
Today was spent making cookies with all my kids and the boyfriends were both here too so we had a full house. I only took a couple pictures since we were busy. Here is the finished results.
Jess also made the mandatory Peanut Butter Pie and Scott his mom's recipe for Banana Bread (3 loaves!)
Here's our pretty tree, just my old fake one the kids hate but they decided it was better than nothing and got it out and put it up all on their own earlier this week. Having big kids is nice when life is overwhelming and you don't have enough energy to do it all.
I'm all done wrapping except one thing that Jess is going to wrap for me. For 15 minutes today I thought I lost my decoder paper for whose presents are whose. I always put fake names on them (with a theme) this year is cookies since that was on my mind. TG I finally found it or they would have been opening gifts and passing them around to the right person.
Yesterday Scott and I went out and did the rest of the shopping (all except my step dad, he's the hardest person to buy for, he's getting lottery tickets lol). We did our grocery shopping (mostly for cookie ingredients) and his mom's grocery shopping for the week too. We spent all day together and we didn't even argue. It's like a Christmas miracle ;)
So as you have probably heard the government is on furlough. Crazy though my agency some how has some money to use for us so we are supposed to go to work on Wednesday. I took Wednesday off as a vacation day before the furlough though so I go back Thursday. We'll see what's going on by then. I've decided I'm not going to stress about it until Thursday haha.