Happy New Year! And happy Epiphany, or Twelfth Night, if you will. Here’s a long-awaited update about what’s been going on around here:
Six weeks ago Junior and I traveled to Washington, D.C. to celebrate my sister’s graduation from a prestigious law enforcement academy. We had a great time. It was so fun to spend time with my oldest son while showing him important places in America’s heritage. We visited George Washington’s plantation home, Mount Vernon; went to dinner at a happenin’ farm-to-table restaurant called Founding Farmers; had a tour of the Capitol building; saw aviation history at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum; practiced our espionage skills at the International Spy Museum; and attended a delightful performance of A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre. Junior and I got to spend time with his grandmother who we don’t see very often, and my awesome sister who I miss being away from very much! It was a great long weekend.
Spike channeled Garth on Thanksgiving.
For my birthday, Hubby got me a new chandelier for our two-story stairwell. Before it was a flush mount (read: boring) light fixture that I didn’t feel did the space any favors. We got this chandelier at a really great Black Friday weekend sale and Hubby put it up before my early- December birthday. I love it. It really adds a new level of style to the steps!
Bellie performed in her 3rd annual Nutcracker. It is a lot of rehearsals and late nights, but I really love being able to watch her and relive my glory days as an amateur ballerina!
We had a lovely and relaxing Christmas. Of course I entertained all sorts of ideas about crafts to do and cookies to make, but I only really got around to making a gingerbread house with the kids. And I guess that’s enough!
We spent the new year at dear friends of ours’s cabin up near Yellowstone National Park. It was lovely. The snow made it just like a wonderland. We spent our time cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, drinking hot cocoa, and just enjoying each other’s company.
New Year’s Resolution: Become an Ultimate Book Nerd. Our library sponsors the challenge: read 50 books in 50 weeks. My friends and I are doing it together! I am pumped! I am hoping I can do it! I will keep you appraised of my progress.
Hope everyone is settling into the New Year in a lovely fashion! Check in with Kelly to see what more awesome people are resolving to do this year! Cheers!