Last year I spent Christmas in Chile. It was hard to be away from my family and to have it be 90 degrees out. So this year, I was so happy to be able to spend it with my family, in cold and snowy Vermont.
But first, we decorated our Christmas tree at my parents’ house in Connecticut.
These are some of my favorite homemade Christmas ornaments. I was so crafty as a kid! Maybe my New Years resolution should be to become crafty again.
I also decorated Ruby. She’s a good sport.
Then I went to Vermont and we celebrated Christmas morning with a delicious breakfast, stockings and presents. Last year, my mom sent me a Christmas package to Chile which included the stocking that I have had since I was a baby. The package never arrived, which meant I had no stocking! But my mom, clever lady that she is, figured out that the company that made my stocking still existed and she ordered an exact replica for me!
Then we went to my grandmothers where I proceeded to eat my weight in Christmas cookies and lose at both cribbage (not surprising) and Scrabble (kind of surprising).
On the Saturday after Christmas, we celebrated with my Dad’s side of the family. I held my cousin’s new baby (and didn’t break her!) and lead my team to victory in games involving identifying Christmas carols. If there is one thing I know all about, it’s Christmas carols. No one else stood a chance.
My New Year’s Resolution (for real) is to blog more, and since I do better with concrete and realistic goals, “better” means at least once a week. So you all can look forward to hearing a bit more from me in 2013.
I hope you all had a great Holiday Season and Happy 2013!