Tuesday, May 28, 2013

December 2012 Recap

So I know I'm way behind in my blogging and I want to get back on the wagon. But I also feel like I can't write any new posts until I catch up on old posts. My near daily blogging turned in to every week or so and then every month so and here it is May and I'm just getting around to writing about December. It's been a busy semester and a busy spring and work has been overwhelming but now that it's summer and things have calmed down on campus, hopefully I can do some catch up and get back on track.

We'll see.

Or maybe I'll abandon the blog.

We'll see.

ANYWAY, here is a quick recap of December... We decorated some Christmas tees and included an IU tree in to the mix.

Seeger finished his decorating his ornaments.

 He also lost some more teeth.

I made lots (and lots and lots) of candy with my mother in law and I also used Grandma Sally's Christmas Cut-Out Cook recipe for some sugar cookies. They were quiet yummy. 

We watched some IU basketball.

And hosted the Kubatski family for Cajun Christmas. That's the Polack kissing a crawfish. His menu of etouffe and hushpuppies was outstanding.

Of course we made our usual stop at the Lake for Christmas Eve (baby Quinn is getting SO BIG) and the North family celebrated at Spiece. 

Knowing that our children don't need much in the material item department, we opted to forego many presents this year and instead Santa planned a trip to St. Louis for us. It was fun - cold - but fun. We visited the arch, ate at the Landing, and did lots of swimming at the hotel. Our stop at the City Museum was thrwarted by the flu bug that got a hold of the Polack so our trip was cut a day short. Now we have an excuse to go back to visit.


We came home from St. Louis to nearly 15 inches of snow in Bloomington. It was fabulous.

It didn't stop us from watching more basketball. Cousin Ben joined us for this particular game.

Christmas isn't complete without a package of Norwegian chocolate from the Retterholts!

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