Here I am with my Christmas recap finally! Seriously, this month has been so ridiculous. I'm so looking forward to next year. I'm just super excited for feeling like a fresh start is upon me...a great clean slate to start from.
This Christmas was a little different than most. We
actually decided that because we were away from family and friends that
we would celebrate Christmas the weekend before so that at least my
husband could be with us. The kids were totally fine with it and even
though we had an explanation about how hubbs has a special line to
Santa, no explanation was really needed. We were fortunate to have some
friends from back home (totally a small world and they are
non-military) that moved to the area just before us, over for our
Christmas. It was a nice little makeshift family time. We had our
second go at a Turkey dinner, which the husband executed to
perfection...again! Yeah, he's an amazing cook. I baked my mom's apple
pie and some pumpkin.
My little's had such a great Christmas far from family...and they were
very spoiled. Santa put out some amazing things for them, things that
they had specifically wished for. I had Phillip out with me first so
that I could capture Brian and Ami viewing their toys for the first
time. Santa left him a glow-worm for Prince Phillip and he crawled
right to it! If that's not enough to warm a mama's heart I don't know
Perhaps my favorite, most hilarious thing, of Christmas was the fact
that Brian practically walked by his brand new HUGE big boy bike without
so much as a flinch. But the bow and aarow from Santa was the be all
end all! Kid's are so funny. It's that tunnel vision thing.
brought me a Starbucks giftcard and some of my favorite candy. That
Santa sure knows me doesn't he. And the hubbs helped me complete one of
my bucket list items by giving me Bon Jovi Tickets!!! OMG!!! I
couldn't believe it! That guy, I love him.
We even managed, thanks to my dear friend, to throw in a little Happy Birthday to Jesus! She's seriously molded that from Buttercream! She's amazing.
All in all, it was pretty good, despite how crummy the rest of the month has been. Next year I'm looking forward to a lot of fun things. Tomorrow I'm starting Couch to 5K and also starting back up my P90X. Yay!