Hope you all had a delightful holiday season full of food and loved ones (or peace and quiet, if you’re into that kind of thing!). We managed to stay up until midnight watching football and a movie, then couldn’t find anything on TV with a ball dropping or fireworks that showed on Central Time! So we celebrated without them, and went to bed much later than normal.
Been paying for it ever since. I doubt I’m the first parent to say it, but I’m too old for this stuff anymore.
And now, as promised, some Christmas photos from the new camera! It’s definitely an adjustment from taking phone pics, but I think it’s a step in a good direction.
John captured Nolan’s thoughts about the caroling pretty perfectly, I think. We had to adjourn for some trampoline action shortly thereafter.
You can see the obvious relief on his face.
Christmas morning was the usual
Much fun was had by all.
(Maybe too much fun.)
Like I said, his Mega Bloks won toy of the year. He got to open this one a little early, so Santa could finish delivering Christmas!
We got up early to attend Christmas mass, only to find we’d gotten the service time wrong. So Mom and Little Bear came home to play while Dad paid our collective respects Christmas day.
Nolan and his dad got to spend some guy time together while mom ran around taking pictures of everybody.
And now, on to the new year! Did you make New Year’s resolutions? I always do. John kind of just patiently nods at me until the fervor passes, but I think it’s a tradition worth observing. There’s always something we can improve about our lives. If you don’t try to set some kind of goal for the future how are you ever supposed to get better? I may tend to err on the side of optimism, but I believe it really makes a difference.
Personally, I aim for a list of five – three small, easily attainable goals and two big, fat, ambitious ones. This year they include (but are not limited to) unpacking our luggage from Christmas before January 31st and paying off our mortgage by December 31st. (Like I said… a mix.)
What about you? What are your goals for 2015?