We had such a lovely Christmas this year. The girls got more than they could possibly ever want, thanks in large part to their grandparents...on both sides. We've also been spending lots of time with my sister and her family who made the trek to Indiana all the way from the Florida Keys. It's so nice to see them. Annie has twin two-year old boys, so you can just imagine how fun Christmas was having all the kids together...there was never a dull moment! Check out some of the crazyness...
Christmas Eve at my grandma's house. Ella and Eva are playing with their cousins, Gabe and Gavin.
Getting ready for bed on Christmas Eve. The girls put out a sugar cookie, banana and chocolate milk for Santa. The rumor around our house is that Santa gets tired of regular old plain milk.
Christmas morning at our house.
Christmas at my parents' house with gifts piled high!
Me and my girls.
David and Ella posing by the fireplace...I think Eva took this picture!
David surprised me this year with a wonderful gift...my favorite actually. I'm still a little shocked at his sneakyness. So, imagine my surprise when I opened my last box on Christmas morning and found a Jodi Ohl original! I checked Jodi's etsy shop often...just to see if the two pieces that were on my Christmas list were still there. I pretty much wrote it off as a lost cause when both pieces were still in Jodi's shop on Christmas Eve. So, I was totally elated when I opened that box!
Here is the piece that hubby got for me. It's called "Burgess Street". Be sure to check out Jodi's work in her etsy shop.
I also got tons of new art supplies...canvases, scrapbook papers, gel medium, watercolor paper...and a gift card that I've already spent and then some. I think I feel my muse starting to return. And my sis and I had a girl's afternoon out and went to the spa for massages today...I totally needed the pampering and enjoyed every minute of it.
So after the excitment of Christmas faded a bit, I realized that my precious little kitty cat had vanished. She's an older indoor cat and never ventures far, but she has been gone for almost 5 days now and we haven't a clue where she could be. We've scoured the neighborhood, hung up flyers and talked to the neighbors, but there's still no sign of her. I can't imagine where she could be. She is just like one of the family...I've had her since I've lived on my own and she was "my" cat. I hope she comes back soon.
We also celebrated a birthday here yesterday. Eva turned two years old...where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday Ella was two and Eva was a newborn. While she's definitely been a handful (much more so than her sister ever was)...we love her so much and enjoy her little personality (most of the time). She's definitely got a mind of her own. I wonder (and worry) what she'll be like as a teenager...we're in for some major trouble with this one.