Hi there friends. It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks. Christmas was so wonderful this year. For the first time, we got to wake up with the kids in our own home on Christmas morning. Santa made it!!
The kids had a good time opening presents and playing with their new toys.
Punching bag courtesy of Hubby. He also got me this gem:
My very own Minnie Mouse jammies.
We had a great morning and later that evening we headed to my parents’ house for Christmas with my brothers and their families. We also had several other get-togethers with different sides of my family as well as Tyler’s Christmas program during the holiday weeks. Here are a couple pictures:
Then the next week we took off Friday and headed down to Kansas on New Year’s Eve and stayed until Saturday night. We had a great time just lounging around in Grandpa Lance’s new house. It didn’t take long for the kids to make a mess out of it.
We got lots of Aunt Jaime time in and also got to see Grandma Cindi when we were down there.
Unfortunately we forgot to check the forecast before we left on Saturday night and ended up driving home in a blizzard. Well, the blizzard was really only the last hour or so. It was a tense drive but we made it. White-out conditions with kids in the back are not fun.
On Sunday we received some bad news. We found out our friend Rosemary had suddenly passed. She and her husband Logan were very good friends with Hubby in high school and in college. Over the years, especially when I lived in Kansas, I got to know her well. Hubby and I turned around and on Friday went back to Kansas for her funeral. It was a surreal weekend, seeing all of Hubby’s friends back in one place for such a sad occasion. She was so full of life, it was like she was going to come bounding through the doors at any point. Logan held up so well, and delivered a beautiful eulogy. We celebrated her life afterwards with friends and fellowship and a couple drinks, just the way she would have wanted.
We all made promises to see each other more often, because you never know what tomorrow holds.
So get out there and enjoy life!