2.01.2013

I'm here! Recap and update

My amazing mama happened to mention that she was looking through my "old blogs" and it compelled me to travel over here myself and realize that I haven't written a word since October!  There are a few reasons for that, none of which are very good excuses. First of all... October is the beginning of my "busy season" and it's just FINALLY wearing down. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Abby's birthday, New Years, Abby's party... they all happen in rapid succession, in addition to parties, light shows, other family birthdays.  However, they are all things I should be blogging about!  I'll do a quick picture recap:

 Abigail dressed up as Cinderella this year!  Hurricane Sandy really messed up Halloween and it was actually postponed a few days.  We went Trick or Treating at the mall on Halloween and then again in the neighborhood a few days later. Our power was out for about a week, but fortunately Mike's parents had power, so we were able to stay there.  It was an adventure! 

 We spent Thanksgiving up at Lake Wallenpaupack with my parents and my nephew, Aiden.  Who else gets to make S'mores as an after dinner treat? It's always a great time up there. <3  
 
 Every year, to kick off the Christmas season, Apple the Elf arrives from the North Pole to keep an eye on Abby and create all kinds of holiday mischief! 

 What holiday season is complete without a cookie swap?!

 Christmas Eve was a lovely dinner at Grandmom Maiorino's house this year... crab legs, ham, and all the fixings... cooked by my mommy. Too delicious!

 Family picture from Christmas Day at the Hofmann house :) 

 The yearly tradition of daddy reading "T'was the Night Before Christmas" to his baby girl continues

 Santa did great this year and left this awesome dollhouse... still a hit a few months later!

 Abigail turned 4 right after Christmas and we celebrated with games at Chuck E Cheese and dinner at Friendly's... lucky girl, even luckier parents. <3 


 To celebrate, we had "the ballet girls" over for a pajama party!  Seriously such a sweet, kind, wonderful group of girls (and mommies!). 

 The next morning we had a pajama brunch for the family... I was particularly proud of the "create your own breakfast sandwich" bar. :)

 Since the lovely Samantha was home from college, we took advantage and had her babysit for us one night... grown up drinks and fried pickles... my favorite! 

Unfortunately, our hot water heater cracked and flooded out half of our house... we had to rip up the floors in 3 rooms and will be replacing them shortly.  While things dried up, our homeowners insurance let us stay in this amazing hotel suite! Always try to make the best of a bad situation. 

The other reason that I haven't been blogging lately is because of where I left off... with that last post about infertility and miscarriages.  No news on that front.  We're not currently seeing the specialist and have left it in God's hands. I'll update if anything changes, I promise! ;) 

And with that, I will leave you for now, blog friend. Please keep a special member of my family in your prayers...he's in mine constantly! Xoxoxo