Hello, Winter!

Well, hello there.  Yes, we are still around. Smile I’ve been blogging a lot over on my crafty blog, so this space has been kinda quiet.  However, I got a new camera for Christmas, so there will be lots more family pics to share!

We had a wonderful Christmas… an excellent mix of (extended) family time and some time with just us.  Johnny was pretty funny on Christmas morning… I still don’t think he quite “got it”.  He doesn’t really like un-wrapping presents, so he mostly just brought a present to me or Doug and asked us to unwrap it.  Note to Santa next year – don’t wrap stuff!  He got pretty burnt out on the whole thing before he was even done.  He opened the last few presents and his stocking around 4 PM… he did not get this from me!

Santa Claus was very good to us.  Johnny’s favorite present from Santa was his bike.  He just rides it from one end of the kitchen to the other.  Hopefully, we’ll have a warm day soon and take it to the park.

Other favorites were from the grandparents.  Papaw & Bella got him the horse – he rarely gets off of it!  Yes, I’ve even been reading books to him while he sits on it.  Matter of fact, this is the view whenever you sit on the couch downstairs now:

Grandma & Grandpa Mojica got him the six shooters and holster.  Grandpa made the holster!  Johnny loves it.  He rarely takes it off, and usually wears it to sleep during naps.

Overall, we had a wonderful Christmas!  Hope you & yours did as well.

And to catch you up on what we’ve been doing the last month or so… here are some pictures from our favorite sledding/hiking spot.


(yes, Doug has a camera on his head!)

(watching dad sled down the big hill from the warm truck)

I hope you are all staying warm and enjoying the calm after the bustle of the holidays!

One more, just because he’s cute: