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Thursday, February 3, 2011

I did a Christmas Post

And I worked on writing it for days.  But, while installing a new program on my computer, I accidentally closed Writer (the program I use to compose blogs) before I published my post.  So, it’s gone!

To make things up to myself, a month later,  this quick recap will have to suffice.

Christmas Celebration #1 at Granny& Grandpa’s house:

  • Several days of relaxation, fun visiting, and yummy food!
  • First Christmas without Aunt Linda.  I missed her smiles, teasing, and joy she always brought to our time together. 
  • Twins loved opening presents.  The noisy cars and trucks from Granny & Grandpa were a hit!
  • Santa found the boys and left tricycles, DVDs, and other little goodies.
  • I didn’t bring my camera.  Todd took a few pictures, but most were taken by me with his camera, which I don’t know how to use.  Blurry results.

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Christmas Celebration #2 at Mom & Dad’s house:

  • A very late-night, quick event, thrown in the evening we all returned from Granny & Grandpa’s and Christmas Celebration #3 the next morning.
  • Logan slept through all of the noise and present-opening.
  • Again, no camera.  No pictures, but lasting memories of a cherished time spent together with my parents, brother, sister and her family. 

Christmas Celebration #3 at Aunt Pat’s house:

  • I spent most of my time cooking Pioneer Woman’s scalloped potatoes, wrangling kids, and playing Scrabble.  I usually don’t have the opportunity to sit and play games (wonder why?!), so I really enjoyed the opportunity thanks to Todd for spending much of his time and energy rocking Logan, and to the other family ladies who wrangled Nathan. 
  • Logan and Nathan were done with traveling by this point, and they let it show all day. :-(
  • We ate a delicious evening meal, the “kids” (including K1 & K2) got to open presents, we sang a few songs, and had a fabulous time visiting.
  • The boys had their “well pictures” just like K1 & K2 did at about their age.

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And since I haven’t blogged in forever, I may as well include my 30th on the 30th birthday info…

Todd took care of the boys for a few hours on my birthday while I went shopping alone.  I took my time and enjoyed getting a few things.  Since the whole family, expect for Steven, was in town, we all went out to Pappasito’s for dinner.  We all had a marvelous time together, and the food was delicious!  Dad got the best seat in the house: a rolling, cushioned office chair!  Todd went overboard and got me the prettiest blue topaz ring!  We didn’t get a family picture together when Steven was in town for Christmas, but we snapped these after dinner that night. 

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New Year’s events?  Nothing.  It was great!

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