Hello! I know that if you are here you are probably shocked to see a new post. It seems that I took a bit of a blog break, but I promise it was totally unintentional! December means busy, busy, busy around here, but as the month wore down and Christmas came and went, we enjoyed some much needed down time. So, I've been up to absolutely nothing and loving it!
Christmas was fun and Santa was good (a little too good) to the kids this year. Hubs and I managed to buy all of Christmas within our budget, and with that we were very, very pleased. We also managed to do it without using a single credit card! Woo! Hoo! We entertained several times in our home and it was so nice to be able to cook for friends and family. We've had a bumper crop of pecans from our backyard tree this year, so I got to make 4 very tasty pecan pies! By the way, do you want some pecans? I will ship them to you. You pay shipping. Seriously. Someone say yes. We are drowning in pecans!
New Years Eve was low key but fun! We were invited to our neighbors house were they made fajitas! The kids played and the adults socialized while we waited for 2009! Of course yesterday we had our traditional New Years Day food. I cooked black-eyed peas (for luck), Greens (for money), and Ham (for health). The kids love this meal and Little Sister ate her weight in Greens! I suppose she will be the richest 5 year old on the block!
We've joined a new gym. I'm excited about this because this new gym has more to offer for our entire family, including childcare, which I have never had before! I took the kids there on New Years Eve and yesterday too. They had fun in childcare and I didn't have to get up at the crack of dawn to work out! Did I mention I love the child care? I also got to run a lot this week! It feels so good to get to run after eating so much during the holidays!
Since we've had some down time this week, I've finished 2 books. The first was Marley and Me. I really liked it and found myself laughing out loud at several parts. I hope to see the movie sometime next week. The second is.....Twilight! Oh my stars! How have I gone this long without reading this book? Everyone around me has read the book. My neighbor, the other moms at school, friends at church, the teenagers at church... everyone but me. Somehow I had convinced myself that I wouldn't like it. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. I had the whole book (all 498 pages) read in 2 days. I could not put it down! I can't wait to see the movie and read book 2.
So, that's life around her in a nut shell! I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New year! By the way, did you make any resolutions? I have, but that's another post for another day!