Happy Tuesday and Happy New Year! We are all ready to start a new year here, but first we need to finish up the last week of 2016. The first week of last year was super short with just a few days so I ended up with a 53rd week but I'm calling it "Week 52 part 2". Our family had a nice relaxing end to the year happily spending it at home together.
Today I worked on taking down the tree. Bella's bed is right next to where I was working so the lights piled up next to her as they came off the tree and I couldn't resist adding a hat and snapping a picture. She's such a good sport or at least willing do anything for a treat. And then there's what the house looks like as I'm trying to put Christmas away and plan for a ski trip all at the same time. It's a process for sure.
Day 362- Tuesday, 12/27/16
The sun is shining bright but it's still really cold out. We've had frost most mornings over the holidays. Brandon helped me walk the dog in the afternoon sun while we still had light. I can't wait for the longer daylight days to come back. Once that sun goes down theses walks are even colder and not nearly as fun.
So far this fall and winter season has been great for rain and snow which means we get a quick ski trip over winter break. We just went up for the day but made the most of it. We had perfect sunny weather with no wind and the snow was really nice and not icy at all. Perfect conditions make for a perfect day ;0) We can't wait to go again in a few weeks for my birthday. More snow please!
Justin's been working on some stuff for school today realizing he only has a few days left in his break to get it done. He likes to work in his bed and with earbuds on playing music to help him "get in a grove." No worries though because he's also had plenty of time to play. The boys got gaming chairs for Christmas and have put them to good use during their break.
Day 365- Friday, 12/30/16
Everyone got Starbucks gift cards for Christmas so today we went out for pastries and drinks after dropping a load of stuff at Goodwill. It was perfect because they were going stir crazy and needed to get out of the house plus they were a great help unloading my car at the donation center so it made for a nice reward. That's Tyler's "I'm sick of pictures" face. LOL! Poor thing. One more week of pictures and then he can have a 2 month break from me and my camera.
It's New Year's Eve! We had a busy day getting our family pictures done in the morning and then going out to lunch at the new Burgers and Brews place in West Sacramento. We all enjoyed our lunch but John was especially impressed. Later we stayed home for the night watching Marvel movies, eating yummy finger food, and ringing in the new year together. Tyler was with us until about 9 pm and then headed to a party with friends which was sad for us but fun for him. He's really enjoyed reconnecting with everyone while being home over the holidays. It was a long day but a great day for all. Bring on 2017!
We'll save Sunday for next week to start off the New Year right with week 1 and day 1 all in the same post.
That means were done for now. Another year finished and on the blog. See you next week and happy 2017! I hope it's a good one for us all.