Hello! I hope you all had a magical Christmas and a wonderful New Year’s!
Our Christmas was pretty low-key. Avery and I had a lovely bout of norovirus right before the holiday. So we were happy to have a relaxed few days.
Christmas Eve we attended the family service at our church. It was awesome. Filled with families. Loud kids. Kids wandering. They had a puppets helping to explain Jesus’ birth. Perfect for a family with little kids who can’t sit still.
We came home to relax. And I wanted to take a million pictures of the girls in their cute dresses. They weren’t as into that idea as I was.
Christmas Eve was also Callie’s half birthday! I have no idea how that happened so fast. I hope to catch up on her monthly updates SOON!
After I took a billion pictures, we all changed into our jammies and headed out to look at some Christmas lights. We found a few good houses. Some that even had the lights synched to music. Avery would have loved it, but she fell asleep in the car. Maybe next year.
We got the kiddos to bed at a mostly reasonable time. Santa showed up right on schedule.
New Year’s Eve Jeremy and I went to our favorite hibachi place for dinner. Then came home. I was in bed at 11:30pm. Wild and crazy.
This past Sunday I did something pretty cool. I participated in my first indoor triathlon. It was timed instead of doing a set distance. You did a 10 minute swim, 30 minutes on a bike, and 20 minutes on a treadmill. It went by so much faster than I was expecting.
My initial goal was just to complete it and still be standing at the end. But at the beginning of each stage I set a goal. And I am happy to say I met all 3 of them!
Doing this tri is something I never would have done in the past. But it is part of my “resolution” this year to try things that I have been afraid to in the past. It relates to my Word of the Year. Which I will be sharing with you all later this week!