Monday, December 30, 2013

A little of this and a little of that

The weeks leading up to Christmas were C-R-A-Z-Y busy for us. FUN--yes, but crazy none-the-less! There were so many places to be, so many parties to attend, and so many last minute things to do. No matter how much I got done in the day, my to do list seemed longer when I went to bed than it did when I woke up that morning.
Now that Christmas is behind us, the rush has settled down considerably. Shane took these last two weeks of the year off of work, so he's home with all of us enjoying some well deserved R & R too.
A little down time for this crew was exactly what the doctor ordered!
Most days, we've just stayed in our jammies until well past noon.

We've played games, watched movies, and enjoyed lots of snuggles on the couch. 
The girls have had so much fun baking some treats for us in their new easy bake oven too.
They've made several different kinds of goodies and done a fantastic job!
When we finally did decided to get out of our cozy jammies and get dressed, our adventures haven't taken us too far from home. 
We've had a great time just playing outside with our neighbor friends, 
 or we've headed to our local park for an afternoon of fun. 
We've visited the mall...
 where the kids had fun watching the fish at the Bass Pro Shop.
We also went to the dollar movie theater to see Despicable Me 2.

One evening last week, we met Shane's dad for dinner at our favorite pizza restaurant. Then we headed over to the retirement center where Shane's sweet grandparents live. 
We enjoyed a wonderful visit there and it was such a blessing to spend some quality time with them.
 We've so enjoyed our time together and are so thankful to have one more week of Christmas vacation ahead of us.'s a great place to be!


Just Ask Beth said...

you are a beautiful family...

Melanie said...

A-MEN to the togetherness! We have truly enjoyed the break time this year, as well!! Looks like you guys are soaking up every minute of fun & family time...LOVE it! Happy New Year to some of my very favorite people on Earth!!

Bethany said...

You have done the very same thing that we have done! It has been WONDERFUL!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

I love your family! Your posts always make me smile. It looks like you had a wonderful time together!