How is it that is is January 3rd, 2015 already?!?!
What a busy, wonderful, joy-filled holiday season it has been.
I have been a bit lazy in my posts lately, but only because I have been so busy simply enjoying life!
I have taken two full weeks off from my full-time job to just relish in and enjoy the holidays, and boy has it been lovely!
I spent the first few days of my vacation baking and shopping and last-minute preparations for the upcoming 4-days in a row of hosting festivities.
We started on Christmas Eve by sharing dinner and the evening with our boys and and our sweet daughter-in-law. We made our first prime rib dinner, exchanged gifts, and played games.
On Christmas Day, we hosted extended family for a hunky styled feast of halupkis and pierogies, ham, and lots of other goodies.
The day after Christmas was our special McHendy Christmas celebration with our “best friend family,” followed by Saturday with my Dad and “Mom II,” brothers and their families, Aunt and Uncle.
Sunday was spent with hubby’s 91-year-old Aunt who was in need of a little TLC.
Monday was an effort to get back to some normalcy and a bit of time in the gym.
Tuesday was prepping for New Year’s Eve celebrations, and Wednesday brought friends and family to celebrate New Year’s Eve (and my birthday!).
We were fortunate to have friends stay over and enjoy New Year’s brunch.
Friday brought my first “free” day, so Marty and I took a ride to the city and I got to take some photographs with my new camera from Santa 🙂 .
Two more days of vacation, and I’m thinking, “where did the time go?”
I’m glad the weekend is still in front of us! Then it is time to get my groove back. 🙂
For now, it is cheers and hugs from a tired, but very content, very blessed, completely humbled, extremely grateful, but briefly blocked blogger who is so grateful for all of you and your “likes” and “comments” and love!