It was nice with no big travels. We got to see less family than usual however, so that was a bummer, but sticking around town was a blessing (especially since the size of my belly requires frequent moments of stretching.)
Even though I prefer Vacation-Christmases (like last year to Disney World) over the Buy-And-Wrap-For-The-Tree-Christmases, I will admit that things stayed pretty under control and ended up being quite enjoyable. We were able to buy appropriate amounts of goodies for the kids without being wasteful. AND the gifts were enjoyed by all! Our only couple of "duds" were able to be exchanged (a broken bracelet & a crummy toy that didn't live up to commercial expectations.)
We ended up with LOTS of games. Fun for the whole family!! In fact, we looked at nearly every gift from the eye of each family member. We want to be a sharing family as much as possible.
Here are a few pics:
RE: New Year's Eve
Henry & I are playing some massive catch-up by watching Season 2 of LOST. We're hoping a Season 3 marathon will occur at some point before Season 4 starts in the fall. This show is totally crazy but we love it. I think we watched at least 4 episodes yesterday.
The kids watched some movies and were struggling to stay up until Midnight. He-Man barely made it to 11:45! Then he sent himself to bed. We told him he could go to bed earlier but he wanted to be with everyone else. The big kids were soooooo tired but were happy they made it.
I can't believe it's the year our 5th child will be born! Not only that, we're actually only a few weeks away. Crazy.
No predictions here but I do have a few "resolutions" I am goaling after. They'll stay between me and God, though.
In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul.Proverbs 24:14 (New Living Translation)
If you find it, you will have a bright future,
and your hopes will not be cut short.
Lastly, I've been working on a "Year-In-Review" website for sharing with those whom I don't fear will stalk our family. If I know you to be a safe person, you will probably be notified of the URL by email or possibly even snail mail in the coming days.