I so enjoy having some time off. Especially so this year after the loss of my favorite nurse at our school. Tough that last week of work with her not there and my office right across the hall. Hoping every day that goes by is easier but I’ll not soon forget her smile and readiness to listen about anything and everything.
On to Christmas …
We kicked the season off with a trip to Loveland. So very much enjoyed dinner with all the Stones at PF Changs and then watching the kids open gifts and especially the girl and her dollhouse. She sure does love that. The boy got some pretty sweet loot too … so did the grown ups. After our Sunday night dinner and present extravaganza the kids and I spent Monday with Nana & Papa letting the kids play with there things more while Daddie worked all day. Then took a swim in the hotel pool after dinner and tried getting the kids to bed. The boy was still juiced about everything and man did it take a while for him to fall asleep!
Christmas Eve we drove back home. Nice to get settled and both kids a nap before heading to a lovely service at church and dinner with some good friends. A couple Santa updates from OnStar and we let the kids each open one gift before bed. Books they could read.
Christmas Day was pretty great too. So very wonderful to just be at home and have the time to open gifts and take it easy. We had some friends over for dinner, the same ones who came to help us eat our Christmas a dinner last year. We just might make a tradition of it!
Today has been full of errands and now I really should get things together for our trip to Steamboat tomorrow. Very much looking forward to a few days up in the mountains to relax and since we are bringing someone with to ski by day and watch kids buy night the hubs and I will be able to go on a few dates.
Hard to believe it’ll be time to get ready for the new year when we get back.
Where has 2013 gone?!?!?