Happy Holidays from my family to yours!

I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very Happy Holiday filled with love and laughter and as much joy as you can possibly fit into a 24-hour chunk of time (or more really.  Make the fun last!!)  I am still recovering from surgery, which means lots of naps, medication, water, and hanging out in my pajamas.

I'll talk more about surgery and all in a few days, but I am doing pretty well....just really sore from time to time.  I am four days post-op and am starting to get the tightness at the incision site that makes me feel like I am being choked frequently.  That issue, combined with a general lack of being able to find a comfortable sitting or sort-of laying position to sleep, has been the most frustrating part.  I count myself lucky that those are my major issues thus far. 

More chilling out, watching movies, and such will be in order tomorrow.  My husband turns another year older on Christmas day, so his mom is bringing over a home-cooked meal for us to enjoy.  I have a follow-up appointment the day after Christmas and hope to be somewhat rested enough to make it to Bunco Saturday night.

My husband and I are kind of obsessed with doing goofy card pictures, so here is this year's:

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Previous card picture posts: 2012 (though not really goofy as we wanted a nice picture for our last Christmas with Miss P); 2011 (totally goofy)

My mother-in-law was over to supervise and took a moment to cuddle with one of her grandsons.

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And no Christmas post is complete without a cute chihuahua close-up!  Rusty just celebrated his 17th birthday and made the cutest little elf I've ever seen!

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Happy Holidays!!


  1. 17?!? That's awesome! Merry Christmas, and I hope you start feeling 100% very soon!

  2. Wow! Rusty is 17!? That's amazing. :) I love your Christmas card photo! I got my first pair of footed pajamas for Christmas this year... I mean, I wore them all the time as a child, but never as an adult. I'm kind of excited to try them out. Haha. :) Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  3. How did your jammies work out? I never had any as a kid because I was always too big to fit into stuff like that. I always wanted some though. Also, we lived in the South, so it might have just been too warm for footed pajamas. lol

    With these, I still found my butt to be too big for a proper fit. A secret behind-the-scenes tidbit: we had to un-velcro the butt flaps so the front would fit properly. I am wearing pajama pants underneath the footed ones so as not to flash my mom-in-law who came over to help us take the photos. I was burning up!! LOL

  4. Thank you, Katie! I am doing a little better every day. I finally wrote a post about this past week of recovery. And yes, my sweet man is 17! He doesn't look a day over 13, right? He may be deaf and blind and sleep all day, but he is still doing pretty darn good. I keep my fingers crossed he'll be in our Christmas card photo next year too! Happy New Year!