Our Holiday

Oh boy did we have an awesome holiday!
We spent lots of time in our pj's,
did a whole lot of movie watching, game playing 
and hanging out as a family.

But all good things must come to an end.

My husband went back to work today, 
and my kids go back to school Wednesday.

I think my kids and I need 2 more days to figure out how to get dressed 
in real clothes and leave the house!

This reentry into everyday life is kinda tough.  
Don't get me wrong, I'll be glad to have a few moments of peace 
without anyone fighting or needing something to eat.  For sure!

I need to ease back into blogging life as well.

So I'm starting with a recap of our Holiday!

We don't have family in the area, so we celebrate with the 5 of us.
For Christmas Eve, we opened our traditional pj's 
and then went to a drive thru Christmas light show.

On Christmas morning, I make my kids take a picture on the stairs every year.

Here is the before!

Here is the during and after.

We made lots of treats including chocolate chip cookies, caramels and peanut butter balls.

I think one of the most important things I did is journal!
During one of our many movie marathons, I grabbed my journal and wrote all about Christmas. 
I wrote down all the gifts given and received.
But most importantly, I wrote what I'd like to do different next year.
There are quite a few things I would like to change to make our next holiday even more meaningful.  So its important to me to write it down while it's still fresh on my mind.

Our older kids had youth activities to attend, so my husband and I took 
our little man out on a date to play mini golf and ride go carts.

For New Years Eve, we played Just Dance, board games and ate tons of yummy snacks!

We love these printables from Thirty Handmade Days.
We've filled one of these out for the past few years.

Happy New Year!

I'm looking forward to a great year filled with projects, 
family life and of course all things crafty!  :)