Christmas has already come and gone and we’re back to our normal schedule. We had a wonderful
holiday together. John and I were both able to get a nice chunk of time off. I had a little over 2 weeks and John a little less than that. It made it very hard to get back in the swing of things today!
We had a traditional Goodwin Christmas again this year. Grandma’s on Christmas Eve, our house Christmas morning, Grandpaman’s on Christmas afternoon and evening. We had lots of snow as well. John and Hayden (mostly John) made a snowman, and John did lots of shoveling. There was plenty of time for Legos and doll babies and puzzles and books and Wii video games, and Mommy and Daddy had time for running and rowing, reading, sewing, and watching movies. And eating, oh the eating.
We rang in the new year with newly wedded Mike and Mandy (Mandy is my cousin). They came down from Chicago with their dog Hadley, who actually made our dog Lucy tired (Hadley is 2 and Lucy is 6, but we never thought anything could slow Lucy down!). We went bowling with them – the kids first time, and Hayden loved it – went out for dinner (note to self, reservations are a must on NYE, no matter that we didn’t need them last year), and played Just Dance 4. Great time!