Yesterday we received almost ten more inches of snow, guaranteeing a very white Christmas in northeast Iowa. I will admit that I am saying enough already to this winter weather. For the second year in a row my sister and her family have not made it back to celebrate with my parents. However, my brother and his family were there with us yesterday and we had a great time - 7 kids ages 9 and under and the six adults played Minute To Win It games devised by my oldest daughter, ate good food, opened a few gifts, and played in the snow - sliding down hills and spraying the snow with my food coloring and water mixture I put into spray bottles. Last night we attended our church's Christmas Eve service, and this morning opened gifts from Santa. My oldest daughters are happy with their Nintendo DSis, and my youngest daughter is enjoying her horses and trailer she has been wanting. Soon we will head off to my in-laws for lunch. Tonight I am hoping to watch Miracle on 34th Street with my family and read for a while, too.
My reading has been slow over break so far, and I have reviews I need yet to post along with my "Best of 2010" lists, and the challenges I plan on joining for 2011.
Christmas 2010 will soon be just a memory, and I am happy that we are all enjoying some time together relaxing. While I didn't plan on taking a break from blogging like some other bloggers, my posts are not as frequent over this break, either. For anyone who is checking blogs on this holiday, here is hoping you are having a very Merry Christmas, celebrating the birth of our Lord.