Did I tell you like two weeks ago that this post was coming? Y’all. Life. Is. Busy. And I don’t mean the kind of busy that includes us rushing from place to place. But, the kind of busy I wanted for 2017. Game nights and vacations and movie nights. You know, the things that require a closed laptop.
December started off with a bang. A literal bang. We had Allen’s company party at our house and I was totally going to take pictures of the amazing spread. Bellini’s catered and they did an amazing job. Beef tenderloin, roasted veggies, a baked potato bar, the always amazing jalepeno macaroni and cheese and bread pudding.
As I was setting everything up, I moved a piece of marble (think the size of a large cutting board). Apparently, the marble had pressed the knob to turn the gas on, and gas had built up below the cooktop (in the space where the gas lines and igniters and parts of the stove are). When I moved the marble, the igniter clicked and we all heard the loudest boom. It was loud and it took me a second to realize what happened and for my ears to stop ringing long enough to assess the situation. It made a huge mess of food and dishes, the grates were laying on either side, and I looked down at my hand to see the marble had blown up into my hand and cut my finger.
I know. Craziest story. The best part? I had to tell it a half dozen times at the emergency room. Each time it was met with confused looks, and always followed by, so your finger is burned? or do you mean there was knife that cut you? Nope. I also definitely passed when I finally got the nerve to look down at my finger.
The real great part? I was in and out of the emergency room, glued back together in about 30 minutes, we made it back in time to eat!!
The next day, we realized the cooktop was beyond repair. Every piece of metal that was screwed down was broken in half or cracked. We went AllSouth Appliance that day (and they were amazing). They have a Wolf showroom and it’s just as great as it sounds. We picked out this beauty and had everything in working order by midweek.
Seriously, we’re grateful that a small cut on my finger, a burned shirt, a couple of broken dishes and the cooktop were the only issues.
The rest of December is super mild in comparison, just plenty of elf shenanigans. Lucy mainly moves around from place to place, we specifically requested an elf that doesn’t makes messes.
There was also a new big boy room for Jud!
And holiday pajamas, driving around to see our favorite Christmas lights and hot chocolate.
and homemade cinnamon rolls for our neighbors and friends.
A Christmas Eve candlelight service at the Highlands…
And BK is still talking about the fact that she got to hold the candle, too!
And because I have way more to cover, but no time, we’ll stop right here and pick up with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day tomorrow. Or two weeks from now. We’ll see if I can get it together.