Happy New Year!
We enjoyed a bit of travel to visit our daughter, son-in-law, and grandbaby. Our sons were there too and it was nice to have everyone together under one roof even though the roof wasn't ours. Some of us traveled together on Christmas Day. It was actually a pleasant day to travel. We joked about our "traditional" Christmas lunch of pizza in the terminal.
We got there in time for a nice Christmas dinner prepared by our son-in-law with dessert of a wonderful flan prepared by our daughter.
Then we opened our Christmas crackers and proceeded to open gifts. The center of attraction, of course, was the baby who seemed to enjoy her first Christmas.
The siblings and our son-in-law (who is behind the camera) went hiking.
We went hiking another day. We hiked up a hill but the most challenging part of the hike was hiking back up the street to DD's house.
We really enjoyed the family time...and playing with the baby who is such a fun age.
We arrived home late Tuesday night (actually early Wednesday morning) and have been pretty busy ever since with work, taking down Christmas decorations, rehearsals, stitching with my friend one afternoon, our monthly night out playing cards, and church. A cold front blew in Friday and we enjoyed a weekend of winter temperatures even down into the mid 20's. (I say "enjoyed" because it's already back in the 60's today.)
On the stitching front, I was able to finish Little House Needlework's December Calendar Girl. (I have a few more to do to finish the series.)
I'm working on Day 1 of PS Twelve Days of Christmas for the Christmas Ornie SAL blog. I've stitched the whole design on one piece of cloth but always wanted to stitch the individual days for ornaments and, since the theme this year is 12 Days of Christmas, this is the perfect opportunity.
We really enjoyed our holidays but it's always nice to get back to (our version) of normal.