1. Being away from the blogging world for this long
2. Posting about our Christmas and New Years Celebration in late January
My only reason or excuse is I have simply been tired, just drained. I needed a vacation from my vacation..ever felt like that?
I have been making great progress on getting healthy, more on that here, however the past month found me dealing with a bit of stress which unfortunately resulted in headaches..lots of them.
The past two weeks have been treating me well and I have felt the tension leave my body thanks to a merciful Heavenly Father, a sexy husband who gives the best head rubs, and having my normal routine back in action.
So my friends, I am back!
Now here is a little bit of our Holiday..a month later :)
The holidays began in early December and it did not end until January 9th. Talk about a long holiday. My side of the family came to our house the beginning of December to celebrate Christmas and though it was short, it was very sweet. Adam's family celebrations started on Christmas Eve with us acting as the hosts for dinner, dessert, and entertainment. We had a delicious ham dinner with a brown sugar-orange juice "gravy", mash potatoes, corn, pineapple bake, biscuits, and chocolate cake topped with vanilla ice cream for dessert. I must say, I was and still am very proud of my first Christmas Eve meal...everything came out as planned and tasted great! (Yes, I am patting myself on the back while smiling and nodding.)
Here are two shots from our time together:
Christmas morning was a relaxing time with the hubs and pup!
Christmas night was the beginning of two full weeks with Adam's family..all of them! His siblings from MN flew in with their beautiful children to bring in the New Year together as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins. I am afraid a book would be written if I included everything we did for those two weeks so I will share some photos and hope it does the job for me!
New Years weekend was celebrated in a beautiful mansion built in the 1800's. It was the perfect gathering place for all of the family who traveled in from out of state.
Here is a group shot of everyone who came and trust me when I say, this is only half of the Holm family. Adam and I are on the left side first seated row from the top--just look for the curls!
After New Years, the extended family headed home and we had one week left with Adam's siblings and our nieces and nephews. Here are a few shots from our week.
One fun outing was taking a trip to Amazement Square, a children's interactive museum. It's safe to say both children and adults had a good time.brother-in-law Alex performed the play Completely Hollywood Abridged. It was fantastic!
Phew, I am tired just reliving all of that--and there is still so much I did not write about! I am happy to be back in my normal routine and I cannot lie, it's nice having a quiet house again. Our time together was busy and memorable..here's to next Christmas and New Years!
Check back for Our Holiday: Part 2 where I will share some yummy recipes with you!