December to Remember – 8

The rest of our December to Remember did not go quite as planned. The morning after Sadie’s all-night puke-fest, we went to this great restaurant in San Destin called Another Broken Egg. The older two kids and I enjoyed a yummy breakfast, while Sadie was only able to take a few bites of toast.

We left there and went back to the condo to rest and hang out a little. We had planned to zipline in the Village, maybe even ice-skate, butย we just were not feeling up to it. After resting for a while, we went to see the new movie “Sing!” It was so very cute, and we loved every minute of it!

Sadie fell asleep on the way back to the condo from the movie, so we put her straight to bed. She got up, and we all got ready, in time for us to go to a local theatre production of “A Dickens Christmas: A Ghostly Story”.

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The play was held in an upstairs, almost warehouse looking space. Think exposed rafters, concrete floors, string lights, local art hanging on the walls…I absolutely loved the vibe of this place!

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They had one section curtained off with seating on either side of a stage:

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The play was the classic Charles Dickens story, acted out by 4 individuals who played multiple characters. It was fantastic!

We had planned to stay one last night at the condo, but we were all exhausted, Wes’ ear was hurting like it was infected, Sadie still wasn’t back to 100%; so we decided to go back to the condo and quickly pack up, and head home. It was only about an hour drive, and I anticipated trying to be at the doctor’s office as early as possible the next morning, so it made perfect sense.

We all slept so much better in our own beds and got an appointment with the doctor late-morning. Wes did have an ear infection, so he got some meds for that, and Sadie got some prescription cough medicine for her lingering cough (her stomach issues were gone).

We mostly rested the rest of the day and prepared for Polar Express Night. I gave the kids (and myself!) some special Christmas PJs for the special occasion:

I made some yummy Chicken ‘n Dumplins as well as some Christmas sweets and hot chocolate, and my parents joined us for dinner and the movie (they had never seen The Polar Express!).

It was a fun night! We all enjoyed it and looked forward to waking up the next morning because we would be celebrating *our* Christmas morning on Christmas Eve! (The kids were going to their Dads’ Christmas Eve night and would be with him through the New Year, so we were celebrating early.)

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