Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008

Officially, Christmas is over, but since it is still not New Years, I'm going for it!

We had a great Christmas this year. The month of December flew by. Especially with me spending a week in the hospital.

My Christmas cards are still on the desk and the presents are all over the house. We spent Christmas Eve with our family with a traditional "Aseng" dinner! I didn't even get the Christmas china out this year. I was so NOT on top of things.

Christmas morning was early and the kids spent the first part of the day with their presents. In the afternoon we went to Jeff's grandparents for a Cuneo Christmas. Lots of fun!

The next day, I had to work, but my boss was gracious enough to buy all 7 of us lunch (who weren't lucky enough to have vacation to take) and let us out early! Then off to Crazy Bounce with the kids and cousins to burn off some energy! Later that night we went to my in-laws and we spent a wonderful night with games, food and fun. Drinking BINGO was fun, especially with Kim's homemade Pineapple Vodka!

Saturday we drove up to Pentwater and soent the night with more family. We swam, played ROCKBAND 2, and played the Bag Game. Lots of food again, and catching up with family. I think we were all tired, because the usual partiers were tuckered! :)

So it is Sunday and we are playing with Christmas presents and being thankful for all that we have. Mom is still getting her suitcases ready for Lima and I get to look forward to another short week at work. Have no idea what we are doing for New Years Eve, but as long as my family is all together... I really don't care! :)

My love to everyone. Thanks for spending the past year with us, and I look forward to 2009. I'm praying that it is the best year yet. That I get to sit here next year and marvel at how much the kids and us have grown. 2008 has been a hard year for the family, but I'm still thankful that we are all here, healthy, loved and with many blessings. We have taken the hardships and learned from them. Don't take anything for granted and spend time with your loved ones.

God bless!