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Posted Jan 04 2014 10:53am

Currently, I am sitting on my couch enjoying the quiet of two babies napping in their cribs while enjoying a few slices of toast with peanut butter and banana. This holiday season proved to be much busier than anticipated, and I am both sad and relieved it is all over.

We had a great, albeit busy, first Christmas with the girls. I feel so blessed to call them my own, and our family did a number on spoiling them with gifts. We are pretty much set on toys and clothes for the next year it seems like. This past week my family went to Gatlinburg, Tennessee to spend the week with my brother in law’s family who graciously hosted us in a cabin in the Smokies. It was beyond beautiful, the perfect mix of busyness and relaxation… in fact, it was exactly what I needed my last week of Winter Break. I loved getting to spend time with my family, especially my mom since she is in fact one of my favorite people. It was also nice to see my brother in law’s mother again – they’re from Savannah, and I always love getting to see her. In true Southern fashion, we were treated as part of their family the entire week. We just got back today, and we drove through the night both ways because it was easier on the girls (and when I say “we”, I really mean “the husband”), so today is a lazy day around the house. I’m hoping to get my Christmas decorations down this weekend before heading back to school at the beginning of next week.

Speaking of school, we might not be going back on Monday. Have you heard about the arctic chill that is going to be sweeping through the Midwest? On Monday our high is –11 and the wind chills are supposed to be in the –40’s. My district, as well as many others, have already put out a disclaimer stating to keep an eye out for an emergency closing for a “cold day”.  I certainly wouldn’t mind one more day off!

I’m hoping to be back this upcoming week with a few posts – a 4 month update on my little ladies (yes, seriously.), a review on some bars I tried last month, and a post sharing about an awesome company one of my good friends is a part of. Maybe I’ll throw in a Fun Facts Friday or a What I Ate Wednesday in there as well just for old times’ sake. ;)

Until then friends!

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