So much has happened since I last wrote a real post that I’m not sure where to even begin. The last couple of weeks have been so busy, yet so blessed at the same time. We had a wonderful Christmas. We got to spend lots of time with family which is always a joy, plus we had our own private Christmas morning at home where Zach was only slightly overwhelmed with the gifts that Santa left for him. He was thrilled to get lots of Toy Story gifts from Hubby and I, my sister’s family, and Grandma.
Zach ended up getting sick the weekend before Christmas, so he spent the day after Christmas at the office with me so I could take him to the doctor. As it turned out, he only had a cold but he was pretty miserable for a few days. Unfortunately, I think he passed it along to his cousins as two of them are sick now.
The best part of the holidays came Saturday though, when my little niece Caitlin was born. We were all very anxious for her arrival. She is absolutely adorable and I love watching my brother hold his little girl. I could spend hours just staring at her cute little face, but I’ve tried not to hog her too much.
We spent New Year’s Eve at home, joined by my sister’s family. We toasted in the New Year, put the kids all to bed, then stayed up until 3:00 a.m. playing Guitar Hero. Now we’re all just bumming around the house, trying to recover from the late night. Late nights just aren’t as easy as they used to be, even without the alcohol.
All in all, it has been a really good week and a half or so. I can’t think of a better way to start out the new year than being surrounded by family and those I love.