Hello blog, it's been awhile! Like everyone else, the holidays swept by us and I have no idea where the time went. I hadn't meant to take two weeks off from this blog, but there you go. I think on some subconscious level I felt some pressure to put together a fantastic end-of-the-year post with a photo montage and a video set to music, full of my musings on a fantastic year and waxing poetic about the New Year. That was not going to happen, so I just stayed away.
But I'm back. And rather than try to put together a tardy grandiose post, I'm just going to skip forward to the present. I will give you a quick run down on life between the speed bumps over the past two weeks:
1. Christmas was wonderful, shared with both sides of the family. Charlie really started to get the Santa thing this year and we had lots of fun with our Elf on a shelf - Meghan (after his favorite teacher/babysitter). Something to work on for next year - incorporating the religious aspects of Christmas. All completely unknown to Charlie at this point.
2. New Year's Eve was fantastic for both adults and kids. Ryan and I celebrated at L'Atelier (Mark's house) and the gathering seems to get better every year. I will try to put together a post on the amazing food we had for our dinner party - watch out Top Chef! The kids spent New Year's with their grandparents and cousins, having a party of their own complete with noise makers and streamers and hats. A win, win.
4. Izzy is seeming less like a baby and more like a toddler. She got a walker for Christmas and is making fast work walking around the house. She pulls up on everything. And her first tooth is (finally) poking through!