long time no blog…

It’s 2011!

Christmas was fun… busy… exhausting…

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Melanie planned a super fun party for Izzy’s class (all three of them) the day before Christmas break began.  There were chicken races, wreath decorating contests, snowball (aka saran wrapped marshmallows) fights and snacks.  So much fun!  Here we are at school covered in party loot!

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Amanda came home for the break and we all enjoyed the week at home before making the Christmas rounds!  We sang along with glee cd  all the way to Bethany Christmas Eve… had fun watching the kids play pool at Ginger’s house… had Christmas lunch at home with gram, john, jane ann, jane ellen & ron… went to my brother mike’s house for Christmas dinner where the evening ended with fun games!

Izzy and I didn’t stay for the games at Mike’s house.  She was Christmas’d out!

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Sunday we snuggled in and rested all day!

The BEST thing about Christmas was the time with family and begin together… Jesus being the reason for the Christmas season of course!

The kids have enjoyed the week after Christmas… Amanda went to SALT (chi alpha retreat in Dallas), Emelia went to a fun overnight bday party in bricktown… Bailey and I spent the day at the mall together… Izzy is loving her twinkle turtle and was ready to get back to school!

New Year’s Eve was mildly uneventful… Me and Melody had a late (but very delicious) lunch at the Cheesecake Factory! and then walked around Penn Square Mall until they closed at 6:00 p.m.

No NY’s resolutions for me… last year I joined the gym in January and have been happy to go at least three mornings a week all year.  I feel fit and healthy!  I also started reading the bible in 90 days about 87 days ago… so I’ll complete that in a few days.  I plan to do a chronological reading next.  I have enjoyed reading first thing in the morning every day.  Puts the day into perspective.  Some friends have mentioned resolutions like getting fit, or being a better wife or mother which are all great goals, but I am just going to enjoy 2011 as much as possible and enjoy the blessings all around me because there are many many many to count!

Happy New Year!

3 Responses to “long time no blog…”

  1. Kat says:

    Hi there sweet friend! I’m so glad your holidays were good. Loved seeing the photos.

    Hugs,

    Kat

    Kat’s last blog post..AMEN!

  2. Happy New Year to you and yours Annie.

    Susan – Penless Writer’s last blog post..MY WORD FOR 2011

  3. Nancy Face says:

    Hello, my friend! So good to catch up with you! It was so nice finding your Christmas card in the mail…thank you! 🙂

    I didn’t list any New Year’s resolutions either, although I probably should have! I just decided (in my head) to return to the good things I was doing last year, but didn’t keep up with from Thanksgiving to Christmas! 😉

    Nancy Face’s last blog post..Epic-super-spiffy-ness!

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