Happy 2012! Whew! Christmas and New Years were a whirlwind of fun, but boy am I wiped out now! I was lucky enough to have over a week and a half off of work, but between finishing gift shopping, Christmas preparations, family get togethers, New Years Eve party preparations, and New Years Eve and Day parties, I am exhausted! I wouldn’t change a thing though, I love the holidays and am fortunate I got to spend quality time with my family.
Christmas was wonderful. We had a few great family dinners, I happily gifted a few surprises, and Santa was very kind to me as well. I was surprised with the gift of a new sewing machine that I've already put to good use. My sweet hubby also surprised me with a collection of the greatest movies of all time, so you can add watching them to my 2012 to-do list. Cooking is also on my to-do list, as I got shiny stainless steel pots and pans from my family. New Years was a great deal of fun too. I threw my annual New Years Eve bash followed by a sleepy, more relaxed New Years Day leftover lunch. I loved having my family over and spending time together on a festive occasion. We served good luck foods from around the world and had 12 grapes in each of our champagne glasses at midnight so each month of the new year would be sweet. I even stayed up until 4 am. It was a grand time! Here's a glimpse of what the last two weeks looked like around here.
But now I'm back to work and back to blogging. Thanks to everyone who reads this little 'ol blog, you make me feel truly special! I am amazed by how much this blog has grown over the past year and I have my readers to thank! And can bet your bottom dollar that I'm looking forward to 2012 around here. I'll be back with my annual recap and New Years resolutions soon. I'm looking forward to more projects and blogging more often in 2012. How were your holidays? Is there anything you'd like to see more of here in the new year?