Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas wrap-up 2011

So... I've had the most incredible break! Christmas was a whirr of fun and family filled activities, but none of which involved sewing of any kind. My poor machines.. they're so lonely. But we had a great time traveling to Texas to see the rest of the family. There was lots of presents, laughter, and fun to be had for all.

We made (and ate) tons of cookies, sent some to our friends and neighbors and attended many fun parties!
We took the girls for their first ice skating adventure...
took the boys to Legoland...
where they had the best time ever!
We managed to get a group photo of the adorable Grinch pajamas my Mom made for all 9 of the Grandkids.
And found out that #10 will be another precious baby girl. I can't wait to meet her in 2012!
We also got to travel to the in laws for more fun, fishing, weinie roasting, smores, and digging for rocks.
I also managed to read 2.5 of the Hunger Games books, get my husband to watch 'It's a Wonderful Life' for the first time ever, talk some un-eager family members into playing Apples to Apples, and see my little sister's new house this Christmas. It was so much fun, but went by so fast. I was ready to be home, though, and we spent New Year's Eve and New Year's day for the first time since we've lived away in our own home. Now, it's back to business as usual, with the kids going back to school tomorrow and me planning new projects everyday. Today, I'll be making the teacher's Christmas gifts that I didn't get to before the Christmas break. Here's to a productive and great 2012!


BConky said...

Great pics Cole.

Simple Simon & Co said...

Love the pictures! Sounds like you had an amazing break!

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jellaan said...

Sounds like and looks like you had tons of fun!! Like you, I'll be sewing teacher gifts after the kids go back to school next week....I get to enjoy their company a few more days!! :)