Thursday, January 10, 2013


Did you miss me?  Probably not, but that's okay, I missed you.  It's been a CRAZY couple of months with the holidays, the kids being out of school, and out of town company visiting.  Frankly, I'll be glad when the kids go back to school tomorrow so our lives can finally get back to normal! 

How was your Christmas?  And Thanksgiving?  And New Years?  It's been a REALLY long time since I've written!  I missed all of the holidays!  Well, not actually MISSED them, just haven't written about them.  We had a GREAT holiday.  ALL OF THEM.  Thanksgiving is always nice.  We spend the day with my parents and have Thanksgiving dinner with all of the fixings.  My dad even smokes a turkey breast for me.  I LOVE smoked turkey.  Then in the evening we go to my cousins house and hang out with aunts, uncles and cousins.  Just the way the holidays SHOULD be spent!  :)

For Christmas we had Ryan's Granfather with us.  And I am SO glad he was here, but it definitely made for a more low key Christmas.  He fell over the summer, and he's having a REALLY hard time recovering, so he can't do much on his own.  We moved Sarah's bed downstairs to the living room so he'd have a bed to sleep in, and I slept on the chair in the family room so I could be there if needed anything.  He can do VERY LITTLE on his own.  And it's very sad.  Again, I'm glad he was here, and I wouldn't have it any other way, but it still made for a very sobering Christmas. 

We always have a New Years Eve Party, and this year was no different.  We had about 40 or so people in our house.  We started having it about 4 or 5 years ago, because we all have kids and it was hard to get a babysitter.  So by having it at our house, WITH the kids, every one is accommodated.  We ALWAYS have a good time, and this year was no exception.

So now that I'm back, I'm going to try to be more consistent.  I'll post pictures of Christmas and New Years later. 

Hope you're all doing well.  Glad to be back!