Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hello, 2013!

Well Christmas has come and gone. As well as 2012! And now here we are into 2013. Christmas break was okay, but unfortunately my girls were sick the WHOLE break. Ave came down with a fever Saturday and it didn't go away until Christmas day, and on that same day Kenz started with the fever. But her's didn't go away in three days so come day 6, which was after the weekend, I finally got her into the doctor. And it turned out that she had a double ear infection. On top of that I can see that she's cutting her molars. So a sick, tooth cutting Kenzi was kind of like having the colicky Kenzi back so by the end of the day yesterday when I was on our third or fourth day of her just crying constantly  when she wasn't sleeping, I actually felt ready to go back to work. The night before going back to work, I of course felt guilty that I was so ready to go back because my own children drove me crazy. Averi with this three year old sassy, fitting throwing attitude of hers of late and Kenzi with her constant crying. We went sledding a little but not much because we figured they probably shouldn't be out in the cold if they were sick, and once we got home we heard from the seller's bank and finally have a close date so we of course wanted to take advantage of time off so packed some more of the house on top of putting away the Christmas decorations and gifts and unpacking from PA, which then made me feel like we didn't do any fun family stuff. That's the way I've felt all school year. We barely squeezed in the Pumpkin Patch in October when we got the approval from the bank and started looking at houses. We never did any fun Christmas outings like Zoolights from last year because Nate had class every Saturday in December this year and we have to save every penny for that large down payment. But it'll all be fine because we're getting something so much better that we didn't even think was going to happen this year or possibly for years (I'll share that whole journey when we've finally closed on the house). Once we're moved and settled in, we won't be so overwhelmed and distracted. It just bothers me that I am so distracted from giving my girls all the attention they should have. I doon't feel like we've had time for our usual crazy Glenn fun,but we will again. It'll just be in our new home in the country verse Baltimore City.

But we did have a good visit with Nate's family. The girls love seeing their Grandma, Nana, Uncle Bob, Aunt Jody, and cousins. And as always, it's nice to have the few extra hands for help for a few days. And they got TONS of gifts from them and us, as well as Santa of course. And we still have one more Christmas to go. We leave in less than a week for my sister's wedding. Can't believe my little sister is finally getting married. Now that it's right around the corner, I'm getting pretty excited for the trip. It amazes me though how many people ask me the question, "oh, you're going" like I wouldn't be going to my sister's wedding!!! Yes, people, I don't care if she was getting married in Alaska on the worst possible day of the year (not sure when exactly that would be) but she's my sister and just like every other significant life event that has occurred since I moved out here I will still be there. She fretted so much about when to have it between my schedule, hers, my dad's, and my mom's family. I pretty much told her it's your day, have it when and where you want, and we'll be there. That's just what family does. You don't always have to like it but you just do it because they're family and it's what you do. Had to get the short vent in there. Too many things have occurred lately in different ways where it amazes me how people don't make the time or the effort.

                                                   Big timer walker in time for Christmas
                                                         Christmas morning at Nana's
                                                              Her new umbrella
                                                               My Christmas babies
                                                           Kenzi Grace enjoying the snow
Averiella snowtubing down Nana's hill
So yes, I'm wound a little tight lately (don't really expect that to go away until like April though), but I have good feeling about 2013. Starting it off with Tam's wedding and time with my family and then getting ready to move in to our new house seems like a good way to start it off to me. Here are some fun Christmas pics of the girls. There's just something about little kids that just brings the magic of Christmas back. I have to say Christmas with a three and one year old has to be one of the more enjoyable ages. Kenzi was definitely more of a partcipant this year than she was last year at six weeks. We're excited for the new year here at the Glenns and wish everyone else a great year with many blessings.

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