Hello! Has everyone survived the Christmas holidays? We had a splendid one although it was a green one, lol. We didn't get snow until Tuesday and boy did it make up for not having any cause we got tons of it! And we are getting more tonight. Christmas was good, everything was much more organized than usual and the kids were for some reason much more calmer than usual...not sure why why it was really nice not to hear shouting and screaming Christmas day, lol. In fact, the kids slept in til 7:30 a.m. christmas morning and it was nice for us, and we actually got to bed earlier than usual Christmas Eve so we were able to fit in 6 and a half hours of sleep:) We had a special visitor show up Christmas Eve, boy were the kids surprised! Santa brought each of them a box of toffee chocolates and James and I a box of After Eight mints. Wasn't that sweet?? Rhys was especially surprised when he went to the door and saw Santa ho ho ho'ing at the front door. I think his eyes just about popped right out of his head, lol. Anyhow, it didn't take long for all the gifts to be unwrapped and toys to be just a buzzing. Dinner was very nice with the inlaws and went off without a hitch. Nobody was sick like in past years thank goodness! (we have had the stomach flu hit just in time for Christmas and it sucked, lol). Boxing day we went into Peterborough to visit my mom and brother Jim. It was very nice and my mom is leaving for Florida on Saturday so it was a goodbye for a few months. Tuesday afternoon, we went and visited my inlaws again where James's brother and his family were down visiting so it was another busy day. James went back to work yesterday and poor me has the kids home until the 9th of January. I love them, but there are only so many things you can do with 4 kids home day after day, lol. At least the past few day they have been outside playing in the snow and tobogganing down the hilly driveway:)
Hard to believe it's almost the weekend again and the new year is just around the corner. Grandma and grandpa are suppose to be taking the 3 youngest kids for the weekend and Noah goes to his dad's house this weekend, Alexis is working on Saturday than staying at her boyfriends home so we should have a house to ourselves other than the animals. It's been a long time coming! well, that's it for tonight folks.
Hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Chrismas with family and friends! if I don't make it back here by New Year's eve, I am wishing you all the Best in 2012!!