It's been awhile friends.
And so much has happened!
We have been living a lot of life lately.
And it's been great.
I have missed this little space of mine and am very happy to be back.
It's gonna be a long one, so sit back and relax.
Christmas Eve was just our little family and we had a lot planned.
Driving around and looking at Christmas lights.
Milk and cookies for Santa.
However, we spent the day huddled on the bed and couch with a sick Ellie.
She rallied around 7 and we were able to put out reindeer food and milk and cookies.
Ellie slept til 8, bless her little heart.
And I am very pleased to announce that Santa did not go overboard this year.
4 presents and a stocking.
E was pleased as punch with what she got.
4.5 year olds like hoodies too.
It was a wonderful Christmas morning.
Just my little family.
And our presents to each other.
And our traditions.
Plus, I got an iPad.
Didn't even know I wanted one, and now, don't know how I ever lived without it.
My husband gives the best presents ever!
Then in the afternoon we went to Paiges and I brought him along.
Is he not the cutest thing you have ever seen. I got it here. And he tastes good too!
We spent the day with family just hanging out and relaxing.
Where Ellie got the cutest skirt EVER!
And we had a delicious dinner.
Only time of the year I eat (or even contemplate) horseradish. It's on the meat and delicious!
Isn't Paigey pretty!
Then Sunday found us packing up and heading to Indy so spend some time with Chris' family.
We stayed at a hotel with an indoor water park, which is right around the corner from Chris' sister.
How nice is that?
We left this as a surprise for Ellie and we all had a great time.
Except the water was frigid and we spent lots of time in the hot tub.
Chris' family spoiled her rotten and it was nice to spend some time with them.
Ellie got the Leapster Explorer from Nana.
Let the gaming begin.
Then the final leg of our journey found us in Parker to see everyone we hadn't seen yet.
We visited my mama.
Oh how I miss her.
Especially around Christmas.
And Ellie got a cuddle blanket from Tanner and Quincy to hug when she misses them.
That thing hasn't left her side since.
So yeah. We've been busy.
But now we are home.
The presents are put away.
The tree is down.
We are all starting to feel better.
And looking forward to the new year.
I have made resolutions this year.
More on that later.