Well, it’s the start of a new year and our Christmas break was extended a few days due to mechanical issues with buses. The temps have been bitterly cold here which is something we are not use to. School will resume Monday and I’m really not looking forward to it. I love having my kid here with me. I don’t understand parents who are constantly saying they wish break would hurry up and be over and these kids go back to school. Really? Your kids are suppose to be a joy not a hindrance.
I have been so lazy on this Christmas break and ate way too much. I’ve got to get back into the swing of things.
Our hunting season is over but we have plenty of deer meat and we have been enjoying it.
Let’s see if I can catch everyone up.
We had an awesome Christmas with family. Christmas eve was my mother in laws house which we call Nanny.
So many pics I couldn’t upload them all so I picked my favorites.
That night Poppie wanted to start a new tradition. He bought the original story of The Night Before Christmas and wanted to read it to Atleigh before she went to bed. It will be a tradition for all of our grandchildren hopefully. I couldn’t help but cry a little.
We get home and get in bed. That morning we got up and had our Christmas.
Dallas is still like a little kid. He was up at 5:30 am and turning on lights and trying to purposely wake us up.
Then we got ready and wanted to get to Dakota’s house before Atleigh woke up so we could see her first Christmas . She did so good. She learned how to eventually open things, however she wanted to eat the paper.
This girl cracks me up with her many faces.
Dakota and Jossie cooked breakfast and her parents and sisters came too. We all had a good time. Then they had a little surprise for all of us. Notice Atleighs shirt.
Yep, we are going to be grandparents again. They wanted their kids close together in age. We are so excited. She is starting out rough with nausea and fatigue but it will pass. She is doing really good. They are excited too.
We came home got a little rest, well they did. I had to prepare some more food for my mommas house.
We headed out to MS. We had so much fun. My sister brought her guitar and we sang songs. We let the kids decorate cookies.
We left and got home and in bed around 11pm. I was so exhausted. Next year I will have to plan better about cooking for two or three meals. I was in my kitchen for four days cooking before Christmas.
I’ve done nothing but be lazy the rest of our break. I deserved it. Christmas decorations are still up to which I have to get down next week .
I got a few kitchen items that I wanted. One is my Power Pressure Cooker Xl. I have made a few meals in it and it is awesome. One night I made a roast with veggies under 30 minutes. It was so tender and easy.
Another night I made BBQ CHICKEN on the bottom and corn on the cob on rack on top. It turned out so yummy.
I also got a bundt pan and some pizza stones I get to play around with.
One day Dakota was here and they got out Atleighs Lincoln logs and played with Dallas . I guess your never too old for Lincoln logs and cowboys as Indiand.
So…..Dallas has 6 mths to train for his black belt test. First part of test is running two miles in a timed period. He decides he wants to start training in 30 degree weather. Are you kidding Me? Oh well, I walked a mile but I’m dying. He learned a valuable lesson, DON’T START TRAINING IN COMBAT BOOTS.
I want to start walking too but I’m gonna have to go at my own pace. I walked a mile in the cold which aggravated my RA and my knees are sore.
It will get better .
I hope everyone is enjoying their new year so far .