Doesn’t she look like she could be in the Christmas Story?I bet you thought I had dropped off the face of the Earth…I am still here. I feel like I have run from one thing to the next, I couldn’t seem to get laundry done, let alone a post, until today. However, I can happily report that Christmas was a fun and exciting success. Megan has loved the bike. She gets this funny little pleased giggle when she is riding around the kitchen. We have even ventured out to the driveway. (It is so cold!) She also highly enjoyed the princess castle shaped palette of lip gloss. You know the kind, I mean–the really gooey kind with sparkles in several different colors–the kind that makes Moms everywhere think bad thoughts about the grandparents who give out lip gloss. Emily has loved playing with her new doctor’s kit and building towers with Dad out of our new large-sized blocks. (Do we have a doctor or engineer on our hands??? As long as she’s not a C.E., we are okay…right?)

I have to admit that I am a total sucker for girls all dressed up and adorable. So, as you can imagine, I loved seeing all of

the sweet little girls in their Christmas dresses at church on Sunday. Of course I thought my own were among the cutest. Megan on her new bikeSee for yourself…

Possibly the best part of this holiday is having the Petersons (Mike’s little sister and her family) in town. They are super fun to be with. Megan LOVES their daughter, Abby. They have been so cute playing together–they just can’t get enough of each other. I love to watch them together. All this fun makes for less of the daily stuff. I guess that is what January is all about though–getting back on track.

The girls opening presents

The girls in their Christmas dresses