The rest of our time we tried to spend doing fun things with friends. One of our neighbors invited us over for a cookie decorating afternoon which was fun for both of us, though Eleanor was bad at cookie decorating. She basically ate cookie dough while I cut cookies out of the rolled dough. She participated well in the hanging out with her friends part, even if she didn't do so well decorating cookies.
The weekend before a friend hosted an ornament exchange in town and we had a girls night while Chris and his friends participated in their annual eat-off at an all you can eat buffet (gross).
We've definitely been taking advantage of relaxing and enjoying the holiday season this year. I did almost all of my Christmas shopping online and early this year and wrapped gifts as they arrived at the house each night, so overall it's been a great season. We are looking forward to Christmas!