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8 Christmas celebrations.

1 New Year’s Eve Party.

6 movies (5 rentals, 1 in the theater).

7 days of sleeping in past 8 am.

2 sick kids

Countless gifts.

8 books read.

2 nights that the kids actually got into bed within an hour of their bedtime.

More laughter, loves and enjoyment then I can count.

And that, my friends, was our past 10 days in a nutshell.  The Bean was sick on the 22nd and 23rd, but thankfully rallied by Christmas Eve so we could have a fantastic night with my family.  Christmas Day was spent at home for the first time ever in the 13 years the Hubs and I have been together.  Family came to us and we had a wonderful afternoon watching the kids play.  The rest of the week was a blur of parties and dinners and family and friends- just like the holidays should be.  Our only break came mid week when Scorch got sick- thankfully with a much milder version of the stomach bug the Bean had.  On the days he was sick, no one got out of their PJs- old ones were simply traded for clean ones after showers .

The Hubs and I both had last week off from work – so we had 10 days at home together where neither of us had to work for the first time since our maternity/paternity leave when Scorch was born.  I kept looking at him all week saying how nice it was just to have this time together- clearly we’d make very good lazy rich people.  The kids, bless their hearts, finally learned how to sleep in past 6 am, so most mornings we weren’t out of bed until 8 am which is such a luxury.

All in all, these past 10 days were absolutely, incredible wonderful.

I hope you and yours had a blessed holiday season!  2012 is going to be a great year- I can feel it!

 

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About Heather

I adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. I've somehow morphed into a crazy sports mom, a skier and someone who lifts weights. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living!

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