After two months of go, go, go, which included:
- Three trips (not counting the one to Dallas for Christmas)
- A much-anticipated visit from my dad and stepmom
- My marathon relay
- Shingles (yeah, I'm admitting I had shingles!)
- Drama (let's not relive that!)
...I really needed that time with family.
Here's a brief Christmas in review:
My dad, stepmom and I volunteered at The Salvation Army on Christmas Day... something I've always wanted to do and that we plan to do again. Couldn't think of a better way to spend Christmas!
I got to see the twins' first Christmas.
My niece knew who Santa was this year, and it was really cute to watch her open presents. Seeing a child so happy, so innocent - really reminds you of the magic of Christmas!
And it was super wonderful to see my dad, stepmom, brother, sister-in-law and stepsisters AND friends! Here's me and my brother.
All in all, great visit home. And happy to report that currently things are a little more settled at the homestead. How's it going for all of YOU?