So this is Christmas?

I am very excited to share that our 1st Christmas with Trey went very well. My family, friends, and neighbors are all very generous people and they made sure his 1st Christmas in our family was special. My kids really enjoyed all of their gifts and even helped me clean up with the mess without me having to yell at them. I am pretty sure the girls enjoyed their Christmas with their families. I am so happy we were able to get them back home to Texas for a much needed visit. With Covid destroying everyone’s holidays, it was worth it to at least try.

We have zero travel plans. We might go out to drive around and look at Christmas lights again, but I haven’t decided on that yet. I’m supposed to be skiing. The plan was to take the kids to Aspen for a week and enjoy a fun ski trip OR to go somewhere else, warm, and away. Thank you Rona, you ended our year with a sad trombone.

That being said, I am so happy we have managed to keep everyone under my roof healthy. This has been a real test of kindness. Being stuck 24/7 with everyone here, never leaving, too scared to even let my kids go to a local park to play on the swings. It’s been nothing. I keep promising them when this is over, I will make it all up to them. They don’t know what that looks like. Either do I. I pray this does not stretch into all of 2021. I’m not sure some of his will make it out alive (Heston). All of the complaining, fighting, but also the laughs, the funny moments, the kids growth milestones. I just shake my head at all of it. My goodness, we are getting by.

That reminds me of that song. Give me one last look, as you walk away. I don’t know what to say. I start calling out your nameeee! 2020, I will not miss you at all. You have been a giant pain in my rear. That song, Until then I’ll get by. Somehow I’ll get by. I’ll get by. I’m thinking that song name is I’ll Get By Lol But I don’t know who sang it.

Here’s to getting by until 2021, guys! Merry Christmas to you all! Love you.