December was as hectic here as it probably was for you too, but in a good way. Invitations were abundant this year and all good fun. Drinks, dinners and party dresses. Bunches of kids watching movies or playing games way later than normal, whilst the parents enjoyed the clinking of festive cocktail glasses and appretizers with way too many calories for such little mouthfuls!
And then one day before Christmas we were all partied out and we were happy to say 'Merry Christmas' to our last dinner guests and quietly close the door and have a family Christmas, just the 4 of us. Family time for a few days. Movies, good food, gifts, FaceTime with family in the UK, cosy days with little planned. Over the two weeks we ventured out to bowling, the beach and a movie. A few walks in the park, a basketball game and the kids had a couple of sleepovers. No sales shopping at all!
Anyhow, its good to be back. One child back at school today, the other tomorrow. I have a stinking cold now (thankfully that didn't arrive until a couple of days ago and so didn't spoil any of those cocktails for me!). The whole year stretches ahead, waiting for some plans (not to many though) and a few projects. We have booked flights to warmer climates in the spring and I'm happy to be doing a little online shopping for pretty dresses and easy pieces to see me from beach to beach bar. Thoughts of beaches, sunshine and warm evenings will get me through the next weeks of grey and rain.
Wishing you a wonderful start to 2014. Hope it brings you everything you wish for.