What did I do on my Christmas Vacation?

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I know. I totally abandoned the blog over the holidays. I mostly relaxed and took it really easy. I hardly looked at my computer. Horrible self incriminating photo that my kids took. Here are Mr. Hive and me after some of the more tiring holiday festivities. It's worth a laugh because I seriously did a lot of this. It doesn't help that I had a cold the past week though, in my defense.

Mr. Hive and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on the 29th. That was nice. Thirty years!!! Holy Cow. Now that makes me feel ancient.
I know 30 years is supposed to be the pearl anniversary. But I was very happy celebrating with leather.

Back to Christmas.
Here is a Christmas morning shot before breakfast. You can see various stages of morning people in our family. Whitney is confused. Chelsey is in denial/hiding. Allison is sleeping. And Mason is always the camera hog clown.

I realize though I didn't take many photos in the last weeks. But I thought I would show you some of my Christmas loot. Prepare for shameless materialistic glee.
Love my scissors, pincushion from Terri and my key chain from my sister Michelle.
Lovely stuff from Rae Ann.
Sweetness from Carrie.
Scarves and fabulous lotion.
I love dishes. Wonderful gifts from my family.
Organization, packaging and record keeping, all fun things.
I have been catching up on reading during the holidays and lots of cooking of course. The cook book is from Laura and the other books from my sister Paula. The Pioneer Woman cookbook is fabulous. I really recommend it.
Bees!, jewelry, lotion, picture frame and cute towels. My family does know what I like.

This was definitely used during the break. The scrubbers are soft and woolly.
Dear Flora gave me a Jim Shore quilter statue to add to my other one and now I have 2! And there are more things I didn't photo or have used/put away. I am plenty spoiled.
But this is really what Christmas is about though. Dear Sweet Allison clutching her several little toys and snoozing in a warm blanket.

I actually did do some sewing and got some new fabric. So I'll show more of that later this week.

Now I have to catch up with all my blog friends and answer my emails! My inbox and google reader are stuffed.

-nanette
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41 comments

*karendianne. said...

Exactly what I was going to ask! Thank you for answering. Now you wont need to reply to any of my emails or posts! Cross me off the list and move on. :)

Happy 30th Anniversary and from on D&B lover to another - you go girl. Yummy.

Diva Kreszl said...

Welcome back from a well deserved rest! Sounds like your holidays were wonderful, so many delightful gifts! Any chance your family could give my family shopping tips???

Lori Holt said...

Welcome back Nanette...I missed you!
x
Lori

That Girl said...

Looks like you had a wonderful holiday. Happy New Year!

Jennifer :)

Needled Mom said...

It looks like it was a great time for making memories.

Happy anniversary!

Jenny said...

Alison is so sweet looking as she holds on to her toys.

You got some really awesome sweetness given to you. Way to go for taking some time off from the norm. I did the same thing. No sewing got done, or much of anything else. I spent most days after Christmas playing wii with the children.

Barb said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday ~ you definitely deserved the rest. Happy 2010

badlandsquilts said...

Obviously you were busy, you fell asleep with your apron on...looks like you had a lot of fun!

Sharie said...

The blue dish look like Polish pottery. Very pretty. I love Polish pottery. Lots of neat things and the red leather is wonderful. Every woman should have a red purse. There is something about it that just lifts the spirits.

Stephanie said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Michaela said...

I didn't, but if I did take a picture of our favorite holiday activity, I would have a matching photo with me in my pajamas curled up under the blankets doing nothing. I love that about the holidays..Oh and Happy Anniversary!

Nedra said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. I loved the photo of you and Dave. You both look exhausted! I'm glad to hear you got caught up a little on your rest, and I hope you are over your cold soon.

karen said...

Wow, you made out like a bandit! Such loving gifts! Sounds like they all give from their hearts. And you got things you really love. How fun is that? Congrats on 30!!!!! That's a biggin'.

Thimbleanna said...

That first picture is hysterical Nanette! Did the kids dare you to put it on your blog? Good for you -- you took the week off! I'm going to try to remember to do that next year - I spent too much time on the computer 'cause I was afraid of the overstuffed google reader. Not happ'nin next year. Happy New Year!!!

Sherri said...

Oh, happy anniversary and welcome back! Glad you got to relax and just enjoy your family! That Allison just gets cuter in every photo!

quiltingnana said...

sometimes it's good to just relax!!! glad you're back

Sandi said...

Awwww, you saved the best til last......the photo of Allison is just precious!! And the photo of you and Mr. Hive is a winner, too, as sometimes rest is just the best!

Kaaren said...

Well deserved pressies and rest but I'm glad you're back.

Happy anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Hive.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Welcome back! It looks like you had a great vacation, with lots of love. Your grandbaby is so sweet.
Happy Anniversary !!!

Threeundertwo said...

Happy New Year! I love all the pictures. What a sweet baby.

Lynn said...

Wonderful gifts from your family - they sound like keepers. I love that red handbag. I bought a fuschia colored one a few weeks ago although it is very bright for me, I love it, makes me happy everyday use it. Baby Allison - such a sweetie.

Pat said...

YAY...you're back. I kept looking and looking and LOOKING...and....NO Nanette yet!!! LOL I love your gifts and had to laugh at the snoozing photo. I can sympathize with you not feeling well as I kept pushing myself (while sick) and ended up MORE sick with some lung issues that aren't cleared up yet. *sigh* The doctor thought I had pneumonia, but...luckily, I didn't. SO...take care of yourself, okay? I love your Jim Shore's!!!

Momoo said...

Love your Polish pottery. I got some mugs and a small plate to add to my collection of Polish pottery.
Allison looks so beautiful asleep among her toys.
Hope you fought off your cold.
Happy New Year!

belinda said...

Santa was very good to you...I must say I'm a-l-l about red... especially when it comes in the shape of THAT BAG!! And of course
I was certainly checking out those dishes...that's some good stuff too!
I'll trade you my new Bernina for THAT sweet baby!!

I'm just anxious for everything to get back to normal...aren't you!!

pratima said...

Looks so comfy and cozy on the couch with the quilts... perfect way to enjoy the vacation! So glad you go to rest and relax.
The christmas pictures are adorable. Lovely goodies too :D

Kim Walus said...

It's so good to see that you were able to relax some of the time and to see that you were so well taken care of by your friends and family. Happy 30th anniversary too. We just celebrated our 27th. Allison is growing up so quickly and she's just so beautiful.

Muddling Through said...

Well, Nanette, if anyone deserved a break, it's certainly you after all you've done in the past few months! But it's good to have you back. Happppppy New Year!

Joy said...

Happy Anniversary Nanette to you and Mr Hive!!! 30 years, wow, that's fabulous!!!!
You certainly got spoilt this Christmas, and deservedly so :o), LOVE all your gorgeous loot!!
Hope 2010 is absolutely wonderful for you and yours!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Julia said...

Happy Anniversary Nanette to you and Mr Hive!! and Welcome back from a well deserved rest!
Love the photo!
Julia ♥

Jackie said...

Hi Nanette, Glad you are back and you certainly have made up for lost time!! Wonderful post! Too funny you and the hubs. Happy Anniversary... leather is a great substitute for pearls!

Micki said...

Cute pic of you and the hubby! Happy Anniversary to you both and so glad that you enjoyed your holiday!
Micki

madrekarin said...

Welcome back from your little blog break. :) Love all of your new red bag and all th goodies. It's nice to take a rest every now and then. Don't you just love the Pioneer Woman cookbook? I've made quite a few of the recipes already. Yum.
Can't wait to see your new fabrics. They will be fabulous, no doubt.

Janet said...

My daughters and I are also fans of the Pioneer Woman- My younger daughter stood for 4 hrs. after working all day and into the evening to get my cook book signed by her!

Dawn said...

I've been a bad blogger too! I guess I should repent. Love the first pic.! I love it..you two look so relaxed under that all too familiar quilt! I'm glad you had a relaxing holiday.

Mimi Sue said...

Looks like your Christmas was merry. Mimi

Cathi said...

Happy New Year, Nanette! Looks like you had an absolutely marvelous Christmas!

Dotty Jane said...

Happy anniversary! I'm glad you got the chance to rest and enjoy your family. Here's to a great 2010!

Vicki

I have to get Ree's cookbook:) Love the Pioneer Woman!

PamKittyMorning said...

Happy New Year Nanette!!

em's scrapbag said...

Nice to have you back. Looks like you had a lovely Christmas. Darling picture of Alison.

Inspired Tokens said...

Looks like you had a wonderful holiday! Looks like you really were spoiled, and rightfully so!

Happy New Year ...and wonderful picture of Alison! All the best ...Alice

Susan said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Hive. You have a lovely family, Nanette. Happy New Year!