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Catching Up

Well hello there!!

Long time no write!  I have been missing this a lot and bummed I can't get on more...so much to blog about.  This is that summer all over again!

Anyway....I guess I'll start somewhere...Christmas seems well enough.

Christmas managed to happen and I'm glad for that...and I'm glad it's over too!  The pressure is sort of gone...for like half a second! I think the boys had a good Christmas and we went to the in-laws for Christmas there for a few hours.  That went ok and I think all enjoyed their gifts...I hope.  Some people are so hard to shop for...stressful! Thankfully I think we managed to get gifts that would get used and for the kids ones that will be used and enjoyed.  The last few years we have bought gifts for kids and they, as far as we can tell, have not been used and have been lost.  We were able to see my nephew that lives in Spokane and for the first time ever we were able to see him and actually give him his Christmas gift!  I loved every minute of it...even if his parent cringed when my nephew opened one of his gifts to find a Huskies Sweatshirt! 

We were able to meet our friends the day after Christmas for some fun and gift exchange and we enjoyed each other's company while eating out.  Kids did well and fought over who was going to sit next to Uncle Tim.  Isn't he lucky to be him! ;)  Thankfully I got to sit next to Aunt Rene`!  Afterwards we all went to GameStop to use gift cards they'd received and bought new games.  I was thrilled to find the Ducktails game...Woohoo! 

Before that we were able to stop really quick at my parents house and dropped off some traditional Norwegian goodies...Lefsa and Krumkake.  We had a super quick visit and the kids were able to thank their grandparents for their gift.  Was glad we could stop by and see them and give them something.

New Year's Eve...that might have been the most boring evening ever on the planet at our house.  During the day we managed to keep busy.  We went to see the movie Frozen (finally for Eli's birthday) and we did some more shopping with Christmas money and then headed home to the local set of Arches (McD's).  Let the kids get just about whatever they wanted...a milkshake AND ice cream was probably TOO much dairy.  Dinner ensued at home and the rest of the evening was insanely boring!  That has to be the first time that I can think of where I have been so bored.  Next year I swear we are doing something...not sure what but ....well we were all together and that's what counts but good grief!

Manage to get a kiss on or from all my men and we took our family photo of the year...that seemed to be harder than the normal. 

I hope you all had a decent start to the New Year!  We are now on our way to planning a birthday party for a 10 year old!  Boy the time is going fast!  This year his birthday will be on the same day as the Seahawks big game against the 'Whiners'.  This could make or break a little boys 10th birthday.  No pressure!  I can't believe 10 years!  Wowza!

Then next week will be my birthday and then off we go!

I hope to keep posting when I can but some days that just is harder than I'm willing to deal with.

TAke care and have a wonderful rest of your week!

 

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