In case I do miss Blogging for the next two weeks don't leave me completely!! I will be back and blogging from a new state and home. Will have a lot to blog about I am sure. I might even take sanity breaks with my laptop at Panera Bread during the move, TLF, road trip, and the glorious unpacking....oh I am dreading the unpacking!
Christmas Eve Family Photo - Tradition to
be dressed in new PJs on Christmas Eve. This year
we did the Sock Monkey theme.
A true Christmas miracle!! My husband caught my son
smiling and I don't have too many double chins
Making our cinnamon ornaments
Snowflakes and Mickey Mouse
Playing in the snow - water bottles filled
with colored water
Part of the master piece till the dog came through
My two guys making their 1st ever
Ginger Bread house
Taken right before the whole thing
Dance Star Mickey - huge hit
Opening presents with my side of the family
via web cam. Gabriel showing off his trains
What to do after all the presents are open...wrestle
Mickey Mouse and Sock Monkey
Christmas Day night went driving to look at Christmas Lights
This entire neighborhood lined the streets
with these luminaries
Clark Griswold house - our favorite in the neighborhood
and we want to do the luminaries next
year in our yard
Christmas this year felt very rushed. We ended up not giving two of Gabriel's gifts to him because of the move. Instead we will unbox them and put them together in the new house. Will have Christmas part 2 so he can actually play and enjoy the presents. It was also the first time for us to not have family with us. It was sad but this is just the case at times for the military family. We made the best of it though. Had many laughs, had friends over Christmas Eve, and were thankful for at least being together. Besides, I just don't believe in dwelling in the negative because things could always be worse.
I am truly looking forward to 2011. It is my last year in my 20s and we already have great things planned for our family. I even have my New Year's Resolutions. However, I won't rush and skip ahead to 2011. For 2010 isn't over yet!
**Sorry the photos are out of order but I think I am finally ready to pack. Wait, Nigella Feasts is on so maybe in 30 minutes I will be ready....really!**