Welcome to my end of year blogging where I dump the rest of what has been going on in this year into a few posts! To be honest, I’ve gone back and forth on wanting to quit blogging or to keep going. There are very few people left that blog just to document their lives (which is why I fell in love with blogging to begin with) and things that they love and recommend – and now it’s synonymous with white kitchens and gift guides full of things a normal person or family could never afford.
I made the decision to keep it going – if for anything, I’m pretty bad at actually keeping up with scrapbooks, memory books or anything of the sort, but the one thing I can do is insert a few picture collages and add a few sentences about what is going on with us every couple of days. And keep up with my reading – which is also super important.
Anyway – our Christmas week was full of moving into the new house!! Which we did – most successfully I might add. It was countless trips back and forth in the U-haul, wonderful friends who kept Sheffield for a sleepover so we could get a lot of work done, amazing in-laws who kept Sheff for another night so we could continue to work – we couldn’t have done any of what we did without them. It was sad to say goodbye to our old house- the house that has kept all our memories and moments since 2009, but it was time. Our family had outgrown our little starter home, and we needed to face that fact. We didn’t move far, only about a mile, but it’s closer to Sheff’s elementary school, we have three bathrooms now (3!!!), and a whole lot more space, plus neighbors that have kids that want to play! We couldn’t have asked for better luck.
My inlaws brought Sheff back to the house around lunchtime, and my Dad and step-mom came around 4 or so. We made appetizers and drinks – Dad and Carla put a gingerbread house together with Sheff, and we just sat around visiting until it was time to put the milk and cookies out for Santa and to say goodnight.
We all woke up Christmas morning at a pretty reasonable time! Sheff was so excited to see if Santa had come, and wouldn’t you know it – he did! It’s always so amazing to see how excited he gets. All the family came back over around 10 or so, and we made a small brunch of air-fryer cinnamon rolls (thanks to Nadine for the idea!!) and mimosas. The weather was so nice, we went outside to play around with the neighbor girl, and for Bennett to hang up Sheff’s new ninja course in the backyard. We made a Christmas punch, opened the presents from the grandparents, and then sat down for Christmas dinner. After that, my dad and I settled in to watch the Packers game (which they won! whoop!), and then called it a night. We snacked on leftovers, watched the late night football game and snuggled into our bed.
It’s honestly hard for me to believe that we moved into a new house and hosted Christmas, and everything was so great. I loved that Sheffield’s first night in his new house was Christmas Eve- and I love that we got to celebrate Christmas in the new house full of family.
And just so it’s here on the blog – here is Sheffield’s picture with Santa. He’s seen the same Santa since he was 2!!
I hope you all had a good Christmas!