Monday, January 5, 2009

So hard to say goodbye...

I hate saying goodbye to the holidays.

It means I have to take down our tree that so romantically lights up our living room at night.
It means no more family to enjoy.
it means no more cousins to entertain Jack.
It means NO more excuses for hot chocolate and biscotti.
It means no more shopping in the hustle and bustle. (ok...let's be honest. who can really do that with kids anyway?)
It means no more familiar carols and festive music.
It means fewer lazy days playing with toys and lounging around in PJ's.

It means time to get down to business and back into real life.  
And this is the part I hate the most. 

Though I do enjoy setting new goals, I am mostly a YELLOW personality (if you've ever taken that test) and I just like to relax and have a good time!

But nonetheless, we did have a great holiday and appreciate the time with our families.

Little Soosy

bubs & lu
(best shot I could possibly get)

Visit with Santa
(we've got a 2-year tear free record!)

A white Christmas in Idaho!

My favorite part of the trip - Sledding in Sunshine!
Heather & me going hard core!

Christmas morning Part II in California
Whale Watching with my family
(We didn't see a single one!)

And here's to a happy and prosperous 


Amy said...

What a great couple of weeks. Lu looks adorable in her Christmas Dress. Loved the sledding pics. Brought back some great memories of our snowy escapade! Oh and your cinnamon rolls look delicious. What recipe did you end up with.

Kaylynn said...

Merry Christmas you guys! I love all your pictures. Keep them coming! And when are our GIRLS going to meet?

rockkinrobbins said...

Wow that is awesome that you were able to spend time with your family. Your christmas sounded terrific. Happy new year!!

merideth said...

what fun pictures. lucy is such a doll.
looks like you guys had a fun holiday. real life does kinda suck.

California Roney's said...

I would love to see a picture of that from troys jump. Looks like fun!

Jay and Gwen Sessions said...

We fooled 'em by having Christmas Day on New Year's morning. Ali and Troy are great hosts, so drop in anytime. Check out our blog for more pictures of a great few days. Tallon became more a buddy to Jack than an uncle, so when it came to cuddling-Gwen was the person of choice. Thanks for the great time.

Kasey said...

Happy 2009! you couldn't have said it better!

Priceless pictures of the tubing!

heidi said...

love the pics. especially the sledding ones!

i am super glad the holidays are over...i do not need one more excuse to shove food in my mouth!

mindy said...

Looks like you guys had a fun holiday!! We wish we could have been there too!! You all look so great. I especailly love the pic of Ali on the slead. I have a couple pictures like that. I think one was a pic of me jumping off the rock in Tahoe...ugg.

HeatherM said...

you & troy look so good in that picture with Santa!

sheena said...

Hi!!! My friend Tiffani left this comment for YOU on my blog.....I'm crossing my fingers!

This if for Ali, I tried going to her blog but it wouldn't work. Anyways, we have found nail polish remover for permanent markers. It has worked on software, stone tables, and the back of picture frames. I think the only thing it is not good one is plastic.

Celia and Scott said...

Your pictures are so cute. What kind of lens do you use for you closeups? And Adrienne's family pics turned out really cute too! You're incredible!

Oler Family said...

I always hate saying good bye to the sounds like your was a blast! Love the pictures...especially the sledding ones! I can't believe you made so many cinnamon rolls too...that made my gift look like dirt!!

summer said...

I miss the holidays too! Your pictures are very cute though and Lucy is getting so big!!!