OK OK...I am starting fresh in 2010. I hope to blog a lot more often now that my camera is working again, and now that it is too cold to go outside much - so I have nothing better to do. Plus, Mrs. Clements is holding my stockings and tree skirt hostage until I do...so, here it is. For now, here is a recap of Nov and Dec...
I hosted my first thanksgiving. This may not seem like a big deal, but I was so excited to make the turkey and get out my china (for the 1st time ever)!. Mommom and Poppop came out and spent the holiday with us. Patrick was super busy at work, but the kids and I took them to Wildlights at the zoo (which was a gorgeous night with hardly anyone there). For
Thanksgivingdinner, I brined the turkey (which turned out great), and Mommom helped with all the sides. We had way too much of course, but it was awesome.
We also ended up picking out and decorating our Christmas tree, which brought a tear to Poppop's eye as he watched in delight as we all decorated it. It did seem a bit out of an old tv show...the kids and us dancing around, laughing, singing...it was picturesque. It honestly was one of the best visits we could have asked for.
December flew by with preparations for the holidays. Patrick was still on chief call at the hospital, so he was busy as ever. Luckily, we were able to get a big break for Christmas (which I will save for my next post). I did host my last event as "the Grand Pooh-Bah" (as Patrick calls it) for my wives' club. Our annual holiday party was a smashing hit! It was held at the Graystone Wine Cellar and I think turned out great. We donated a ton of gifts again to the Buckeye Ranch, as well as had an amazing pasta station, open bar and yummy cake. I spent HOURS and HOURS creating a DVD for everyone (set to fun friend music) with pictures from the past year. I was really proud of it.
As sad as it is to pass on the ropes...I am ready to get prepared for our next life transition. We should be finding out soon where we will be stationed for the Air Force and where we will be moving. The 5 years we have spent in Columbus have seem to fly by - so I am trying to treasure these last 6 months. So it will be nice to enjoy the ride...instead of be planning and organizing everything. Good luck to Keren as she embarks on the leadership role! I know she will do great!!!