Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Family Movie Night

Ahhhh...Christmas vacation!  I love all the things it stands for: pajama days (like multiple days), cookies for breakfast, coffee allll day long, late nights, puzzles, lazy mornings, no schedule...but one of my favorite things about this break is movie nights.  We've already had so many this holiday.  But my favorite one happened just a few days before Christmas.  Casper sent over this awesome movie night essential guide to help us maximize the movie watching, comfiness, and snack indulgences (comfy mattresses are their forte!).  So we had all the necessities: pajamas, popcorn, hot cocoa with candy canes, peanut butter M&M's, and us.  No baby...just our big girl, the hubs, and me.  And Buddy the Elf.  Seriously...this movie gets me every time.  Of course I laugh all the way through...Will Ferrell in tights?1?  It's like the greatest thing.  But of course I always cry at the end when his dad finally sings "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," and the sleigh flies over NYC. Ugh...it seriously gets me every time.  Am I the only one who cries in that movie? Anyone?? No, just me?!?  

I love movie nights because it makes me be intentional with my family.  Candy and sugar is the way to my man and girl's hearts, so I always have to have all the sweet treats available.  I know watching a movie isn't really spending quality time, but my girl loves physical touch so Claire loves to snuggle, and being in our bed is super special to her.  Plus, when we stop everything we're doing to do something with just her, she loves that.  She loves her baby brother, but it was just the three of us for 6 1/2 years, so I think she misses that at times.  

Sometimes we get so caught up in the busyness of life that we forget to just BE with our girl.  So grateful for this relaxing Christmas break.  So grateful we didn't go out of town this year and that we get to do things in our town on our own schedule.  So grateful for so much time spent together as a family making memories and creating new traditions.


Emily @ Ember Grey. said...

You definitely know how to "break it," lady! I'm still finding it hard to wear real pants! X and I watch Elf every year and every year X will say, "I feel like that's me - I understand him!" hahah. So funny. (And yes, I cry every time too.)

Amy @ Set Free said...

Haha...I love that he feels like he's Buddy. And...I'm dreading next week when I have to go back to school and wear real clothes and make-up. I LOVE Christmas vacation. :)