Monday, December 28, 2009


Did everyone else have a nice Christmas?

I know I certainly did, even if it has been a bit of a whirlwind. I have seriously had somewhere to be or something to do every night for the past several weeks, and that's not changing any this week. Fortunately, it's almost all been fun stuff.

Our Christmas was pretty laid back this year. My dad went and got my grandma on Christmas Eve and we all had a big dinner that mom made. It was definitely a little weird to not have grandpa there, so that made everything a bit bittersweet to say the very least.

I ended up staying up pretty late on Christmas Eve, mostly because I don't sleep well when I'm not in my own bed. Before I knew it, it was 8am and grandma was ready for everyone to get up.

We had decided to do things a bit differently if at all possible this year since we knew it would be hard not having grandpa with us. We still ate breakfast first, but then we settled in and watched the Disney Christmas parade for two hours. Then we finally opened presents.

My family is taking a vacation together soon, so Christmas was a bit smaller this year since we've spent money on the trip. I still came home with some nice gifts.

I was most excited about getting a Garmin GPS for the car. Sure, I'd love one for running, but I wanted one for the car more. Plus, it was WAY cheaper than the watches.

I also received some new clothes, a few movies and some other fun odds and ends. I am definitely a very blessed gal.

We ended up going on Christmas night to see The Blind Side. It was a really great movie, so if you have the chance to see it then I totally recommend it.

We've gotten to spend a lot of time with other friends and family throughout the past week or so. It's always nice to get together and have a meal or hang out with people this time of year and catch up.

Please forgive me if I continue to be a bit scarce in my posting and commenting. I have SO much going on the next week or two. I promise that I'll be sharing some thoughts for the new year soon as well as some other fun stuff!


kilax said...

It sounds like you made the most of Christmas without your grandpa :) We watched the parade too. Well, I tried to watch it while Steven's family made fun of it!

Why are the Garmin watches so expensive? I hate that!

Nicole said...

I miss you girl!!!! Sounds like your having a great holiday season! I promise i'll email you about the race soon- i've been SUPER busy too!!! love you!