Well, after a looooong break, I’m blogging! Happy New Year everyone!
We’ve had an eventful 12 days. I was off work from 1pm December 21 to today. I cannot explain to you how wonderful and much needed that break was. I was burnt out, and I really wanted some time to rest, relax and unwind. I’ve got about 5 months of nonstop work without a day off coming up and I really wanted to enjoy this last Christmas with Cooper before his brother or sister comes.
Speaking of brother or sister….. My anatomy scan is scheduled for January 14 so we are hoping to find out the baby’s gender that day. Yippee! Only 12 days away. Back to our break….
We got to visit lots of family, the weekend before Christmas we visited Tim’s family in Ohio….
All of the cousins
The Johnson Siblings
Then, on Christmas day, we open presents at our house, then we visited with my dad at his house, then my mom at her house. My brother and his family visit with us at dad’s then mom’s also.
Christmas morning at our house
At Dad’s house Christmas day
At Mom’s house Christmas evening
Our Christmas was wonderful, we are truly blessed. Time with family was the most precious, and Santa went above and beyond, as usual.
After Christmas, we spent the rest of the week hanging out around the house. We had about 7-8” of snow on Christmas night, so Tim and Andrew spent the majority of the day after Christmas snow blowing the driveways of our neighbors and our house. Cooper and I spent the day inside enjoying new toys and watching too much television.
We finally left our house on Friday, only because Tim and I both had dentist appointments. We were home by 1 and Cooper and I did our normal daily nap from 1-3. Boy am I going to miss those naps. Saturday and Sunday we spent at home, not leaving for anything.
On Monday, New Year’s Eve, Tim went to work for 1/2 day, and while he was gone, Cooper and I cleaned some and ran some errands. Then Tim picked up Kampbell and we spent the rest of the day hanging out with the Coop and the Soup. That night, we had some friends/family over. Erica and Mel, Andrew’s friend Garrett and girlfriend Hannah, and Stephanie and Ryan of course. We played a euchre tournament and had lots of good food. We also let Cooper stay up until after midnight, it was almost 1am before I put him to bed. It was the first time he has stayed up that late and he did great.
Yesterday was spent catching up on sleep, laundry, cooking breakfast for all of the overnight guests and getting the house back in order.
All in all, it was a wonderful break. I’m so glad I was able to start the New Year fresh and relaxed! I’m glad to be back in the blogging world too!! I’ve been reading blogs so I hope to get back into the groove of writing!
Happy Wednesday ladies and Tim :)