We enjoyed a fabulous Christmas season. I know I know its still the Christmas season technically but its mostly back to reality. Mike has gone back to work after over a week home. Last year he saved up some vacation time and was home for several days and it made Christmas time so much more fun and relaxing to have him home with us. So this year despite using vacation time for Samuel's birth and a week at the beach he was able to save some for Christmas. We so enjoyed having him home and I was even able to finish a whole book. That is no small feat for a mom. :o) The kids really enjoyed having him around to color with them and read them endless stories and play lots of board games. He also kept the fire place stocked with a roaring fire which is a nice change from reality as well. Usually we only use the fire place when we have company over or on Sundays.
But back to reality. Keira goes back to school Monday and its January ( my least favorite time of the year) and its bitterly cold out. Its going to be -25 with the wind chill tonight. Winter storm Hercules just made his departure and dumped several inches of snow on us. Yeah its definitely January. I am dreaming of warm weather and lets be honest Spring doesn't start officially till mid March and well its usually not even spring like for several more weeks. So on to the pictures