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A white not so bad Christmas

I was dreading Christmas this year. It was my first one without my mom and the first time home since her death. Throw in a snowstorm and you got the makings for an interesting Christmas. At first, I wasn't going to get on the road Christmas eve. I worked and got off at 2 p.m. and decided I couldn't miss seeing my baby on Christmas. I drove.

Even though, I don't look happy I am happy. I still have stitches so my mouth is a little sore.
It was worth it Christmas morning to hear JJ scream "Mommy" as he ran down the hallway. He gave me a big hug and kiss. He put a bow on me and told me I was his gift from Santa. It made it all worth. I stayed a few hours.

Opening presents!

I took tons of pictures. My mother-in-law is dying of lung cancer and it is probably her last Christmas. I asked her if I could take some photos of her and jj. She agreed.

It snowing Christmas as I drove home. All in all it was good Christmas. I miss my mother and Christmas isn't the same without her. But I am working on making new memories.

My brother and nephew
I gave my brother a photo album for Christmas. He doesn't take many pictures of my nephew so I will and he needs a place to keep the pictures.

It's snowed!
Today, it snowed for several hours. I took some pictures at the back door. I didn't step outside at all. I used today to unpack and cook. It was nice to relax and enjoy my new place. Things are mess. Boxes are everywhere but it is home. My place with several rooms.

I still can't believe I am employee of the month.
I have some good news. I was named the employee of the month for November. I got a Wheaties box with my picture on it. JJ thought it was awesome. I thought it was too because this is the second time this year I have been named employee of the month. It has been a rough year but I managed to hold it together to do a good job.


1. It was snowing today.
2. I got to see my baby for Christmas.
3. Snow days are awesome.


  1. I'm glad you had a really good Christmas and you got to see your son. Good job on the employee of the month too, awesome. I wish one day I get to see the snow :-)

  2. Glad you made it through first Christmas without mom and got to see your son. Hope you get settled into your new place soon.

  3. Congratulations on employee of the month! And I am so glad you got to see JJ for Christmas - I'm sure you were the best present!

    Thanks for all your support. It means a lot to me.



  4. Happy holidays!

    Its snowing like CRAZY here :(

    Dana xo

  5. I'm glad you had a beautiful Christmas!! Hope your New Year is beautiful too!


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