Countdown to Noon

Countdown to Noon

Today, the snow queen and snow princess were honored to be a part of Party Lane’s countdown to Noon! The countdown to noon is a children’s version of New Year’s Eve ball drop. It was so cute.

The snow queen sang to of her songs. I operated the snow machine. We danced with the children. There were 80 people in attendance. It was the coolest thing to be apart of.

At noon, balloons dropped from the ceiling. We all danced and celebrated the new year. It was so adorable.

That evening, Drew made me a delicious steak dinner. We switched back and forth between Carson Daly, and Ryan Seacrest’s New Year’s Eve programs. I am partial to Carson. He is my favorite and is a trademark of my pre-teenage years watching TRL.  We managed to stay up for the ball drop. We popped champagne and our neighbors set off fireworks.

 

Frozen 2

This evening Drew finally took me to see Frozen 2. I was so excited. I already sort of knew what was going to happen. I think Drew liked it as well.

The only thing I didn’t care for is that Anna is so needy. She wants to do everything with Elsa. Elsa needed to go into the unknown alone in order to discover things about herself. It was her own journey. Anna is supposed to be a bit older in this season, but she didn’t seem like it. I liked the movie, but I think the the first one is better, which always seems to be the case with sequels.

DeChristmasing

In the morning I went to the gym, then came home and I didn’t want to wait. It was the day of Christmas and Nothing brings me more joy then “dechristmasing.” I love taking down the Christmas decorations and putting everything away and getting back to normal. I am not a big fan of all the noise the holidays can bring.

However, I know Drew likes to put up the tree, decorate the house, and he likes to come home to a lit tree. I was so over it. The tree has been up since Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. It was time for it to come down.
When Drew came home, he said I didn’t even get to say goodbye to it. I said I am sorry, but you know how much I like to dechristmas. He said, I know you do. I will admit part of me did miss the tree all lit up, but the local radio station was done playing Christmas music, and so was I.

When did you put your holiday decorations away?

Christmas Day

This morning, we got ready and went to Drew’s parents. We hung out ate cookies, drank coffee, and relaxed, until it was time to pick up Aunt Tootsie. I rode along with Drew to pick her up. She had a ton of goodies to bring over. We love it when Aunt Tootsie bakes.

When we got back to his parents, my parents arrived shortly after and so did their family friend Lou. My father-in-law made such an amazing dinner. There was ham, turkey, all the different sides, and fixings.

Image may contain: 3 people, including Danielle Hornyak and Andrew Hornyak, people smiling, people sitting, eyeglasses, bedroom and indoorAfter dinner, we went to see Grandma at the nursing home. She was so excited to see us. Drew’s mom brought her some treats. She was so happy.

We need to make more of an effort to see her. She loves when people visit.

 

We had a very blessed Christmas. I hope everyone else did, as well!

 

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve, Drew and I got to my parents for a bit have some snacks, open gifts, then attend 4pm Christmas together mass, then we go home, cook dinner together, and watch it’s a Wonderful Life.

When we arrived to my parents, I got to see my pups Paris and Louie. I couldn’t wait to give them their gifts. We got them both chewy sticks. We figured the chewy sticks would occupy them while we opened gifts.

Christmas Eve mass that we attended is at the church where we got married 4 years ago. The church looks so pretty decorated for Christmas. Of course church was packed with the people who only go twice a year. 🙂 Unfortunately, we are those people.

After church, we went home to make dinner. I made haluski and a beef tenderloin. I cherish this tradition that we have. Sometimes the holidays can get so noisy it’s nice when we can just take a moment and just be with each other and enjoy the holiday.

After dinner, we snuggled up and watched it’s a Wonderful Life. This movie is so special to me. I am so glad Drew likes it as well.

I hope everyone had a safe and blessed Christmas

 

 

Christmas with Tommy and Megan

This evening, we went to Drew’s parents house for dinner. His dad was going to make his famous chocolate chip cookies. Tommy and Megan were on their way from Erie. I couldn’t wait to see Butters and Waffles.

When they arrived, I couldn’t believe how big Waffles is now. He is no longer a puppy. We all ate dinner together, then opened gifts, played with the dogs, and ate way too many chocolate chip cookies.

We all are so busy, but it is so nice to come together for the holidays.

 

Frozen Surprise

Frozen Surprise

This afternoon, Tracy and I surprised Drew’s cousins as Elsa and Anna.  Tracy sang a couple songs for the girls, we took pictures, and signed autographs. It was so cute. They loved it.

When we left the house, I changed in Tracy’s car into normal clothes, so I could go back and join the party. I was hoping the girls wouldn’t recognize me. Tracy was invited to join the party, but had other plans with her family.

When I walked back in to the house to join the party, I said, “Merry Christmas Everyone!” The twins were walking around with their pictures of Elsa and Anna. I was waiting for them to tell me who was there. I hugged Drew’s cousins. I asked one of the twins what they had in their hands? They showed me their autographed picture of Elsa and Anna. I said, “Oh wow! When did you see them? Did they come here?” They nodded. One of the twins looked at me closely and said, “You is Anna!” Then it caught on to the other cousins and they started saying, “Who ever thinks she is Anna raise their hand!” I said, “I am not Anna.” I couldn’t help but laugh.