I hope you had the most magnificent holiday.
It came and went, didn’t it?
It’s always a little bittersweet.
We had an amazing time with our wonderful family, talked about how lucky we are, celebrated Jesus’s birthday and then, well, now I get a little sad that it’s over. I wish that everything leading up to it wasn’t as rushed and hectic as it was. You know?
We had some precious moments.
We made sure to peel some carrots for the Rudolph and bake yet another batch of peanut butter doughtzel balls on Christmas Eve.
My favorite moment every year is singing Silent Night by candlelight at church on Christmas Eve.
I have yet to make it through the song with dry eyes.
Family fun on Christmas Eve.
Kitty and the boys waking up to see what Santa brought them.
What do you know, Santa pulled through with some learning laptops. Lucky kids.
There has been a lot of eating the past two days. I mean A LOT. I’ve eaten so many different things, but only managed to take a picture of this coffee cake that we have every Christmas morning. And no, this was not my only piece.
The boys got bikes. (Yes, Joaquin picked out his Christmas morning outfit.)
They also got this. Dang I forget the name of it at the moment, but I love it.
I got new slippers, a sock monkey calendar and squash socks.
I also got a new vacuum.
My bro did not get this today, but how awesome is his shirt?
Christmas night was with Andrew’s family at Tutu’s house. It was so much fun. Seriously, I’m beyond blessed to be a part of his huge family. Our Christmas night included friends and family, delicious burritos, Christmas carols, wine, laughs, all kinds of desserts…….
such good times.
Some holiday giveaway winners I’ve forgotten to announce the past few days……
The winners of the Chia Shot Giveaway are:
#12 Jennifer Caccamo
#85 Sharron Mitchell
#122 Jennifer Richey
#45 Amy C
The winner of the Handful Bra giveaway is
Email me your mailing information and I’ll forward it along! Hot sauce winners make sure to tell me what flavor you want! Abbie- make sure to tell me what color and size.
The Love Grown Foods Giveaway is open until Friday night.
Running, training chat and some healthy recipes are on the way. I’ll try to not post so much daily happenings and family stuff, but that’s just what’s been going on over here lately and well, I’m just trying to catch my breath at the moment. It might not happen though for a few more days as the boys are turning 4 Saturday and they want a pirate party.
Is it possible to plan a party in 72 hours?
We shall see………
This Runner’s World quote seems quite appropriate.
It’s appropriate for quite a few things I’ve got going on actually.
Hope you’re holiday was blessed with laughter and love and that you got to celebrate the true reason for the season. HIM.
Hugs from ALL of us to YOU!
What was your Christmas highlight?
Have any pirate party planning tips? I’ll take them.