Alayna was with Bryan for actual Christmas, and Jen and Roger were in Logan, UT with Roger's family. So, as it happens every other year, we did pretend Christmas (as Alayna said) on New Year's Day. For actual Christmas it was Mom and Dad and me, which was a little odd, but still really nice. Probably the lowest key holiday I've ever had.
New Year's Eve was Mom, Dad, Alayna and I. The biggest event was Alayna losing her first tooth. Otherwise, we went to see The Tale of Despereaux, hung out and played games, Mom shortened several pairs of Alayna's pants, and we allowed a 5 year old to stay up 4 hours past bedtime.
We spent pretend Christmas at Jen and Roger's new house. It was really nice. My Mom's lasagna recipe, using her Mom's recipe for spaghetti sauce. It's amazing how many presents the kid gets when everyone has said they are cutting back due to the economy, etc. She had a great evening with her favorite person in the world, and the rest of us, too.