1.25.2011

Back to December: Recap and Revisit

I go back to December all the tiiiimeee...

Now that I have that Taylor Swift'esque line out in the open, its time to do just that. 

Due to my lack of motivation in pretty much all areas of my life, it is nearly February and I just found my camera cord that got stuck under a pile of stuff misplaced back in early December. 

Its time to revisit December 2010 Lovelies. 

I started it off in Utah with Mr. Superman's family (you can see the Utah fun HERE) and made some fabulous ABU stockings with the expert help of The Annoyed Army Wife.




I participated in a Blogger Christmas Swap (even though I slacked and never linked back up) and had a Great Partner who totally spoiled me.

(This is what I sent her and I had so much fun putting it together)

Judy got me fabulously soft socks, adorable fingerless gloves, Avon earrings and necklace, and a Homemade Cookies candle. Thanks again doll!


I got to spend some one on one time with my Grandma as well as watch my little (he's actually a giant) brother play some good basketball.

(Kindly ignore that these are pre-diet and pre-working out)

I sent out our Christmas cards and our yearly newsletter.


I made my very first gingerbread house and to say it was a fiasco and a tad sad would be a huge understatement but it was so fun with all the kids around doing it too.


I got my baby and kid fix in here and there by mooching off of other people's offspring and spent TONS of time with family and friends.

 

We had our own Nativity preformed by my sisters kids and her friends Kris's kids. 
The two youngest were Joseph and Mary while The Grinch was Baby Jesus. Abigail was the Angel and Jalen and Savannah were the shepherds while Coda, Jacob, and Cade were the Wise Men. 

 

We had a gift exchange and while the clown ornament I got made me cry (I hate clowns with all that I am), it was fun to see everyone's reactions.


Christmas Eve was spent with my parents, my grandma, my little (giant) brother, and my sister's family. We started it off by seeing Tangled then had a delicious dinner, Christmas Eve gift opening (JAMMIES!), the watching of a Christmas video, then my dad read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.


Christmas Day was so fun seeing the kids faces light up and the excitement over all their gifts. I crashed out on the couch after breakfast and napped for four hours before I got some good long chat time with Mr. Superman. There was lots of food and laughter and he was even able to join us at the dinner table.

  

 All of my goodies!

December was a month full of family and the Christmas Spirit. It was a great time no doubt but was also constantly overshadowed by missing my love. I am more ready than ever to keep moving forward, keep hitting our milestones, and we are definitely looking forward to all of the holidays and special occasions next year brings, when we can be together again.

7 comments:

Cody said...

Hey baby I just wanted you to know that you're good at this whole blogging thing.

Love you!

Cody said...

Hey baby I just wanted you to know that you're good at this whole blogging thing.

Love you!

Jenifer said...

Looks like a FUN filled month... don't you wish we could have December all the time?? Its my favorite time of year :)

AF Recruiters Wife said...

Sounds like you had a fun fun time!

J said...

awww you're completely welcome! I suck so much for completely spazzing on blogging about your presents! Sailorman completely distracted me from taking pics, so I might just have to ninja your pics of the awesome presents I got from you!

Maranda said...

What an amazing time you must have had! I love all the pictures. It looks like you were surrounded by love...though I know you were missing a part of you. I'm glad you could be with family. :-)

Beka said...

Awww, it looks like it was a fun/busy time:) Yay for another month going by!!