Why Hello Readers on the other side of Christmas!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Our Christmas was simply magical. We woke up Christmas morning to over a foot of snow. It started snowing half way through Christmas eve overnight well into Christmas day. We woke up to a shimmering glimmering white snow globe! According to USAToday, “U.S. weather records averaged over a 30-year period show that only five places with long-term weather records are practically guaranteed to have a white Christmas. They are Marquette and Sault Ste Marie in Michigan, Hibbing and International Falls in Minnesota, and Stampede Pass in Washington”. And here in Flagstaff Arizona, we had a beautiful white Christmas with just about 15 inches of snow!
We cranked up the fire, put the french toast casserole in the oven and started opening our stockings and presents as we watched the snow continue to fall while sitting by the fire. This holiday season was a tough one for me to “feel” prior to actually walking down the stairs yesterday morning to excited children and a truly white Christmas. But that humbug feeling went away as soon as the day began. I seriously think it’s been the best Christmas we’ve had together as a family. My husband still suffered through some mild pain, it wasn’t his worst day or even say a “bad day”. He was able to get the snow blower out and plow our driveway after all the present opening.
The kids got some amazing fun toys to play with. One, I know, they can’t wait for the snow to melt so they can give it a ride.
My husband got some more LA Kings Man Cave stuff and I got some nice things to hang on my wall and Amazon’s Echo! Yes, my husband has to get me a gadget every year. We are kind of gadget people and love to test out the latest technology. I’ve been having fun getting to know Echo and downloaded an awesome kitchen assistant app called “My Chef” that helps me keep track of what food is in my pantry and fridge and tells me the kinds of dishes I can make with the stuff already in my pantry. It helps me finish my to-do lists, adds items to my shopping list. Plays literally any song I want it to play, tells me random facts, gives me a weather, news, and favorite sports teams update and even tells the kids bedtime stories. It’s a pretty amazing piece of technology I’ve only had a little over 24 hours to get to know, and it’s supposed to just get better over time. I think that will be a post for another time as I discover all there is that the Echo does.
Anyway, I am hoping that on this side of Christmas, you are happy and healthy and feeling content in your heart and we wish you an inspiring new year!
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