Friday, January 11, 2013
For New Years this year we did a large spread of yummy foods almost all of which were vegan and delicious! We were still sick so it wasn't as eventful as it usually is but we made the most of it. We watched movies together, twilight and the goonies. Watched videos of the best past new years eve performances, and watched the ball drop via the computer hooked up to the big screen (we don't have cable, over two years now! woot). We had a glass of champagne each and the kids had a glass of sparkling cider. Great night!
We arrived home from vacation late Christmas eve with just enough time to wrap presents and get the kids off to bed. It was a crazy hectic night but we pulled it all together and had a wonderful Christmas. Little did we know that the icky feeling Christmas eve would develop into bronchitis and upper respiratory infections for me and Scott, were were downed by the illness for 2 weeks. But if you have to suffer its better to suffer with someone so we made the most of it baking cookies, and playing family board games. The kids were happy to entertain us with their wii games and board games they got for Christmas. May have been 2 weeks of sickness but it was also 2 weeks of non stop family time.
Our family photos were long over due so we took the family to the mall for a little photo session. We all got our hair cut and done for the photos at the JCPenney's Salon and then went to photos with Santa. After that we did our family portraits which came out quite nice. It was an amazing day. Then we took the family out to the Melting Pot for a delicious dinner.
December brought us many things. It brought me almost a month off of school yipee!! It brought Scott time off of work, and brought us loads of long awaited family time together. I celebrated my 29th birthday with my family in Charleston South Carolina, then we boarded the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship and set sail for the Bahamas. We went to Atlantis, one of our favorite places! In Freeport we went to the Junkanoo beach club and spent a day on the beach, kayaking, and just having fun. The ship was great and we had a great time.