For me this Christmas...to be absent from my blog...was to be present with my family!
I did not intend to be so absent, but truthfully, we had such a great time of family get-togethers, festivities and such that I was either too busy or too tired to post pictures and write updates. I was able to keep up with many of favorite blogs by way of my daughter's new Nook tablet. I secretly used it before she opened it on Christmas. He he! I was even able to comment a little bit here and there. I do intend on fully catching up with the goings~on in Blogland this week.
As far as new years go...I am excited to be starting a fresh! I always feel a sense of newness. I do not set resolutions really, but I usually feel excited about renewal....making things better or healthier or simpler.
I hope to come up with a few real and measurable goals...but I am not putting conditions on myself to declare them as resolutions for 2012.
To make up for my Christmas absence...I will be "looking back" and posting our Christmas time happenings this week. This blog is my family scrapbook of sorts so they must be included! We still have our tree up in the family room...most of the other decorations are down. After this weekend...we will be post Christmas~blog included.
So in looking back...
We started our break with a 6th grade band concert!
A few days later we had an early Christmas family get~together to exchange gifts and share a meal. We enjoyed a fabulous brunch!
So very yummy! I'll add recipes soon!
A few days later...it was off to Nana's house! We love Nana's at Christmas time. We eat out for dinner and breakfast...have tons of snacks, cookies, cakes and soft drinks. And we open a ridiculous amount of presents....and who doesn't love that!
Then, it was back home to check out all those gifts...
I'm wondering now...does anyone else notice that I am missing from these pics. I must do abetter job of getting out from behind the camera. That's okay...next up is our skating adventure in uptown. Emily got a great video of me falling on the ice. Let's see if I'm brave enough to post it here!
More "looking back" to come.
Happy New Year everyone!