Thursday, January 6, 2011

In a nutshell...

I have taken a little of a blog break over the Christmas holidays.  We were out of town for Christmas and the week after and I had limited Internet service so it gave me a great excuse to take a now I have some catching up to do!! 

We had a very blessed Christmas indeed.  We spent time with our closest of friends and both of our families...the first time we have been able to do that in the 10 years we have been married.  We had a big Christmas Eve birthday party for Jesus at our home and then the next morning we woke up in our home(only the 3rd time ever since we have been married).  It was so relaxing...the kids opened gifts, I cooked breakfast...they played, and played...and played.  It was a fun morning for sure.  We left later that morning to head down to Ric's folks.  Ric's family lost a dear cousin on Christmas Eve to cancer, so it was so good to just be able to spend time together and comfort one another on Christmas day. It snowed...for the first time ever too!  We then headed to Virginia the next morning to spend the week with my family...what a beautiful drive it was.  The entire drive was snow covered and just beautiful.  The kids were SO excited to have snow on the ground and couldn't wait to play in it.  After 203 questions of how much longer...7 movies...endless chatter...we finally got there to celebrate with my family.  We had a great time hanging out...playing with of charades...wii battles...playing in the snow...and eating!!!!  Ric flew down to his cousins funeral and spent some good quality time with his extended family...Bebe was such a neat of those people that you meet and feel like you've just known forever.  We will all miss her a ton! 

It was sad to leave and know that we had to come back and go to school, but boy am I ready for some normalcy...if there is such thing in my household...ha!  Here are some pics from our Christmas Vacation...and no cousin Eddie didn't come...and no, we didn't get a jelly of the month club...but we had a great time, indeed we did...and that's the last two a nutshell!

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