Apparently I Took A Blogging Break

I didn’t really mean to take a break from blogging. It just sort of happened.

First this happened.

 

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We got our family pictures taken at Honey Farm in Katy, Texas by Rovak Technologies, Michael Rovak, photographer.

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Then Christmas season was upon us.

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Kelsey and I began to decorate.

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Then Abby lost a tooth, and I had to help the Tooth Fairy. I got a reward!

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Our tree had some problems which took two days to solve. A twisted trunk causes a tree to lean or fall, depending on which way the wind blows. We had to take it back and get it cut more.

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OK, now the tree’s straight.

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This has been going on for 6 months. Teaching Anna how to drive. She’s good, but it was still nerve-wracking at first. She is taking an online driving course called Aceable, which she dearly loves. And they think she’s pretty awesome, too.

 

 

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But anyway, back to Christmas doings.

We made Christmas cookies.

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We weren’t ready for Christmas on Dec. 25th, so we are postponing Christmas until Jan. 10th. But to help the littles endure the wait, we let each of them open one present the day after Christmas.

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The little girls were surprisingly good little mommies.

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Two days after Christmas, we finally got to go to see the Christmas lights that I saw when I was out with Patrick helping him sell ADT security systems, his new job.

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The lights were fabulous! The kids loved them.

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Of course, Charlie Brown is standing there all by himself.

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Katie made more Christmas cookies. No more girly angels for her. She made one with a sword!

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She made a really big cookie, and I asked her what that was going to be. She said she saw it as a blank canvas.  Look what she painted on her blank canvas with icing and her imagination and a toothpick!

 

So, as you can see, I have not been lying around watching TV, eating bonbons. On the contrary, I have been extremely busy trying to keep up with everyone’s needs and wants and the demands of the holiday season. It has been fun. It has been busy. And I feel so very blessed.

 

I hope your season has been blessed and full of the joy of Christmas.

 

Here is our family’s greeting to all of you:

 

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