Christmas was spent with our friends the Allens, beginning with a Christmas Eve party at their house. We enjoyed incredible food and another night with our closest friends in Korea. Christmas morning we opened presents, Skyped with all the grandparents, and gave Sophie's brand-new tricycle a try. She was a very happy girl, enjoying all of her new clothes, books, and toys. Christmas evening was spent at the Allens' again. We ate beef bourginon (salmon for me) and toasted the holiday.
|Opening stocking stuffers with Mommy|
|Showing Grandma and Grandpa how she can do ballet|
|Pedalling her new tricycle!|
The Friday before New Year's we got a surprise snow storm, and Keegan got to stay home from work. We really enjoyed our long weekend together as a family, an unusual treat. We celebrated our friend Eli's fourth birthday, went swimming, played at the play cafe, took long naps, and discussed without end our upcoming move. New Year's Eve saw another decadent dinner with our friends Anthony and Inna and the Allens, and New Year's Day brought a chance to watch the sunrise from our friends' the Jins' house. Sophie and I enjoyed baked French toast and a glorious pink/orange sun. Keegan, feeling significantly less pregnant than me and longer-legged than Sophie, enjoyed a hike up the mountain behind our house to watch the sunrise from on high.
|Keegan enjoying the first sunrise of the new year|
|The belly....it GROWS!|
We are also midway through our preparations for our big move back to Virginia. I am busily clearing things out of our apartment and trying to organize what's left. We spend hours looking at real estate listings in Williamsburg, even though there's been NOTHING new on the market for a while. I often spend my last minutes before falling asleep fretting over the never-shrinking list of details that have to be attended to in the next couple months. We can't wait to see our friends and family in Virginia, but we are trying hard not to think about leaving our friends here.
So, Happy New Year, everyone. My your new year bring as many wonderful things as ours is promising to.