a catch up post

The past month has been a whirlwind!!  It seems like all I did was blink and here it is January 2013. 
Here is what we have been doing for the past month or so:
My dad came from Nevada for a visit.
While he was here, we went to see ICE at opryland
My daughter and I went to see the Nutcracker.
We made our traditional candy houses.  One of the best things I've found to do is to use graham crackers hot glued together to form the house.  It gives a sturdy foundation for the ton of candy that gets put on them.  My kids never eat the graham crackers from the houses so I don't worry about the glue not being edible.
We made and delivered  plates of treats (pumpkin choco chip and snickerdoodle cookies, candied nuts and homemade caramels) for our friends and neighbors.
I finally finished our Christmas cards and got them mailed.  My list was buried in my dead computer so I had to go by on old address book.  I probably missed lots of our friends and family.  Sorry if I missed sending you one!
We all got really spoiled on Christmas! 
I finally got a new computer.  Mine crashed at the beginning of December.  It was very sad and I'm still trying to get this new one all broken in.  Luckily I back up my photos and most documents on my external hard drive so I didn't loose too much.
We did lots of fun stuff on our Christmas break including going skating 2 times...

and we went to the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. 

Then we rang in the New Year. 
Happy New Year   to everyone!!