Thought you would enjoy seeing a little of our Christmas. It has been a little while since I have written. That is because I was in Michigan by myself for a week. I had a great time and I was able to see all of my family. Many of whom, I hadn't seen in 4+ years. John stayed home watching the kids. This was the first time I had ever been away from my family, on my own. I have to say although there were parts I enjoyed I realized how important my role as a wife and mother are. Nathan told me that he was glad I was back because I hold the family together. We are still trying to work oursleves back inot our "well-oiled" system. After I got home, EVERYONE got the flu. Can you imagine? Now we are just lingering through coughs, runny noses and such. Well, I just wanted to write a new post so that everyone realized I am still plugging away at this site. So far, the idea hasn't caught on with anyone else in my family as I had hoped so, you will just have to continue to listen to me.