Saturday, December 24, 2011

And So This Is Christmas...

She's here... no matter how much we've dreaded the Holidays this year or tried to make ourselves get into the spirit. The big day is upon us.

We'll be leaving shortly to head to DH's grandma's house where his whole family will gather. We are the only ones who don't have kids yet so it's a tough group with alot of small kids running around. We'll put on our smiles and happy faces and make it through another Holiday season.

One of DH's cousins bought his grandma a digital picture frame for Christmas. Now this is an 82 year old lady who is certainly not into any sort of technology. But, cousin emailed the whole family several weeks ago and has loaded it full of pictures so it will be all set up for her (great idea)! When she emailed me and asked for pics of DH and I, I automatically went to the vacation files on my computer! "We may not have kids but we'll show everyone how much fun we have and where we've been!" Isn't that awful?! :) Oh well! I sent vacation pics from different locations, us at sporting events, etc. Let them be jealous of us for once!!

But, I am thankful that today has turned out to be pretty quiet and peaceful. We slept in, made pancakes for breakfast, ran to the store and then mixed up some homemade salsa to take to our gathering tonight, had lunch together... and had alot more fun than I thought today would be.

It is certainly not the Christmas that we had imagined it would be but we're making it. Praying that all of you find some peace and comfort in this season and bring on the New Year!


  1. I'm also trying to make the best of this Christmas. DH and I are going to be spending it alone. Not because we're avoiding family situations with kids, but because one set of plans after another fell through and most of my family is visiting family out of town. And I can't post about that on my blog because my mom reads it and one of the things that fell through was her coming to visit and I don't want her to feel bad about that.

    It's a good thing this is ICLW and I'm meeting people and getting support.

  2. Hope you had a Wonderful Blessed Christmas and pray it wasn't to difficult being around all those kids.

  3. If I had to go back and do Christmas before DS then I would have just stayed home or just gone to my ILs. My family never understood how hard it was on us to be around everyone at Christmas time.

    I hope everything went better then planned and that everyone was jealous of your vacation pictures.

    Happy ICLW

  4. Glad you were able to relax a little before heading off to be inundated with family and children! Totally get where you're coming from with the vacations - we have done a lot of traveling in the past two years, and hey, that's something to be proud of too!

  5. I love it! Pics of you drinking, eating know. All that stuff preggos can't do! :)

  6. I hear ya. Last Christmas I was bawling my eyes out. THis year, I was ok but mostly numb - another year w/o a baby. I am hoping that next Christmas will bring us both lots of joy! I am back to blogging after a LONG hiatus. Follow me if you want to at :