Monday, January 03, 2011

Happy New Year

 I'm a little slow at getting my Christmas post up.  It's been one of those lazy couple of weeks where you just can't seem to find the energy to do anything, including post on the blog.  Not to mention my hubby got my season six of Grey's Anatomy so that was pretty much all I did for the week after Christmas. :)  Anyway, you are probably wondering why Eva is in a swimming suit on Christmas morning.  I am wondering that myself.  She's a weird one sometimes.  We didn't want the kids to come out and see the tree until we were all ready.  So, while I was getting dressed, Eva decided she wanted to have a "swimming party".  She LOVES wearing her suit.  Maybe it makes her feel like it's summer.  :)  I should give it a try sometime.  These winters last too long.
Gabe decided to wear the top of his halloween costume, which is of Peter Pan.  He left the bottoms off of course, but at least he has underwear on.   Those two kids are a really odd pair.

Christmas was really nice.  We went over to my cousin Renee's house for Christmas Eve dinner as well as lunch on Christmas day.  After that, we headed down to my friend Lisa's house for Christmas dinner and to have a family sleepover.  It was nice to be around close friends.  Christmas is hard when you're clear across an ocean from your family, but when you have friends that feel as close as family, it helps.

New Years Eve was also a nice night.  We headed to our friend's house the Thorne's.  There were a few other families there.  I love games, so it's always nice when you get together with friends for games.  They had a really cool dance game on their Xbox connect (I'm not sure if that's what it's called.  It's the one without a remote.  It just picks up your movements with a sensor).  I didn't realize I was such a good dancer. :)

New Years day was very quite and relaxing.  We hung out at home all day and in the evening headed over to another friend's house the Davies' to play games again.  All and all, it was a wonderful couple of weeks.  Nice and relaxing.  It's always good to get back to normal though.  Hans started back to full days of work today, Eva will be going back to German Kindergarten tomorrow, and Gabe will have preschool in the morning.  I'm kind of relieved to get back to some kind of routine.

I have decided to set a few goals for this year.  One of them is to be more spiritual.  I have decided to take the challenge of reading the Book of Mormon from front to back by Easter.  I think that will be a nice way to jump start some spirituality in my life.  Wish me luck!



chelsey said...

Sounds like a nice holiday break and I love your goal for the year. Maybe I'll join you on that one, and try to read it all by easter.

Mark and Renee Davis and Family said...

I like the comment about Gabe wearing underwear. He sure is a funny kid. Glad that we got to spend the holidays together. Look forward to another year in Germany-Should be fun!

Alisha said...

Love the swimsuit and Halloween costume! Kids are the best:)

The Duke said...

It sounds like you had a really fun time over the holidays.
I need to take up the same goal as you about reading the Book of Mormon. We are slowly plowing through it with Ammon - we are now in Alma 50 - almost finished with that chapter. But I need to read it on my own.

Michelle said...

Your children are adorable. Great goal you have.