Friday, January 4, 2013

Winter Break

Our break seemed to fly by this year!  Since Craig is working second shift we didn't get to Mom's until Saturday afternoon.  

So excited to get a flute (recorder) at long last!

 Yes!  Mom finally got some sharp knives!!  Now she just needs a bigger cutting board and more counter space.  Oh & a dishwasher would be OK too.

Our trip was short, but busy.  A few of us made it to the theater to see The Hobbit and we also fit in a nice meal with Dad at a super delish Japanese Steak House.  

Monday we headed back North in the afternoon.  We had another family gathering at Craig's uncle's place and then Shari and Mary headed over for a couple of nights.  I didn't take one photo of that time, so I'll have to use words.  We had an awesome Christmas meal at a friend's house prepared by a trained chef, we lazed around in the hot tub some & stayed up late playing dutch blitz and drinking eggnog ~ a family tradition! 

Then we had a few nights with just our family.  Not too much exciting went on as Craig was working, but we did manage to spend one afternoon at IKEA and another at an outdoor skating rink.  Again, no photos.  I'm lame.

We rang in the New Year with a visit from the Prouty family.  We made it to a sledding party for several hours & then spent the rest of the holiday in a very low key way.  I think a few of us might have had our pj's on all day on the 1st.  A perfect way to start the new year, except, maybe some photos would have been good.  New Years resolution #1 Be a better blogger/photographer!