2012 has ended in the best imaginable way for our family. My sweet dad blessed us beyond belief by flying us home to So Cal for Christmas and New Years. The last time we were able to spend Christmas with our family here was 2008 so it was MUCH needed. We arrived a few days before Christmas. My mom and stepdad saved all the tree and home decorating for my kids to be able to do with them. They got to decorate the tree, help with the outside decor, made an enormous gingerbread house from scratch, made and decorated cupcakes, and helped prepare our Christmas meal. The day before Christmas Eve, we went with my dad and stepmom to go get family photos take. It was hysterical!!! We got some great ones and we also got to show who we really are in some of them. See what I mean??? hahaha
We spent a delightful Christmas Eve at my dad and stepmoms house. The kids were lavished in love and attention and nothing makes me happier. It was SUCH a great time. Christmas was spent at my mom and stepdads with the whole family. We had a delish meal and sooo much fun family time. We ended the night an my aunt and uncles house. It was SO great to have so much fun family time.
We all got some narley cold virus that kept us in the house for way more than usual, but it was so great to have so much more down time than we normally have on visits. We have spent a ton of time playing games, watching super old episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians with my sister, watching hilarious old movies, and just laughing and hanging out together. I love it here. I love my family SO very much.
New Years was spent with these wild party animals!!! We played Battle of the Sexes for 3 hours and even my youngest brother skyped in from India to join the fun.