Photo taken with my new iPhone! yay!
Today was the official last day of our holiday vacation. Boooo.
So that we never forget how great the Christmas of 2011 was, here's a little wrap up.....
Santa was so good to us this year- I think everyone was happy with their haul.
Ian especially loved his 'big' gift, an iPod touch. He kept saying, "I can't believe I'm old enough to have an iPod!! And, "This is the best Christmas EVER!" Made this mama's heart happy!
As I am posting this, I can't help but notice that somehow Nicole and I escaped Christmas morning photos...
We had a lovely turkey dinner which was (unexpectedly) prepared by Erik. I had been put on call at the hospital, but a few hours later I got called in. Were we ever sad!
I felt so bad leaving Erik with a turkey dinner to prepare. But we ended up having our own 'Christmas Miracle' after all! I was able to come home two hours earlier than my shift was supposed to end, just in time to eat dinner with Erik, the kids and my parents!
We spent the holidays surrounded by those we love, by many piles of wrapping paper and boxes and with literally nothing scheduled on our calendars.
Lazy mornings, a little shopping, a movie or two, dinner dates, time to read books, card games to play, and lots of time to figure out those new gifts was pretty much about all that we accomplished for 10 straight days. Ahhh.
And now the decorations are put away, the house is sparkling clean, and we all feel refreshed and ready to face the new year!
2012 will bring big changes to our family. Some I am looking forward to and some not so much. It will be an exciting year though, that's for sure.
So welcome 2012, because ready or not, here we go!