Thursday, January 8, 2009

Gettin' back into the normal swing of things...

December kept me WAY busy. I love the holidays and all they bring , but in some ways, I'm also relieved to see them go. I just feel like a chicken with my head cut off, running from here to there, getting the shopping done, attending parties, school events, preparing for our own family events, that I truly get exhausted.

Makenna, my middle daughter, turned 8 this December. We had a slumber party with 11 girls, much better than the grand total of 20 last year, and she had a good time. A week or so before her birthday, she did the most awesome thing. She donated her hair to Locks of Love! I was so proud of her for doing such a caring thing for others. Even though she's starting to go through a "talking back, uggghhh noise making, stomping away phase",(better be anyway) she has the biggest heart.

We try to make it to the Adolphus Children's Christmas parade in Dallas every year. We actually missed last year so we were super excited to go this year. It's never a disappointment. I'm a sucker for parades, though. The kids loved it. For Dallas, it's a pretty good production. Not quite Macy's, but it sure works.

I host Christmas at our house every year. This year we didn't have the crowd that we normally would. I was really afraid it wouldn't feel quite right without an overcrowded house, but it really turned out to be very enjoyable. I didn't feel nearly as stressed the day of as I usually do, that in itself made it nice.

A good friend of mine flew in from Michigan and spent New Year's Eve with us. We didn't do much this year, just a quiet night at home watching the ball drop while munching out on snacks. It was nice, but quiet. Not a bad way to ring in the new year, I suppose.

I hope everyone else had a great Christmas and an awesome start to 2009!


Chris said...

Glad to see you back. I hope things start to settle down for you now that the holidays are over. I am glad you had a good holiday season.