Opening my stocking. That's me before I showered so no make-up and no bra either.
From left, me, my 16-year-old sister and my older sister. I probably have a bra on there.
The day after Christmas we went to my uncle's house in Vancouver, Washington to see my dad's side of the family. We stayed the night in Vancouver and goofed around in Portland, Oregon on Monday. We had breakfast at a Swedish restaurant. Since we don't eat out much, I'm always shocked by how little I eat. I ended up splitting my breakfast with both of my daughters and I still didn't finish it. Later we went to Ikea and then the Lloyd Center mall. Before we headed home we had the obligatory dinner at Burgerville.
The rest of the week was pretty quiet. I caught up on my scrapbooking. I organized my daughter's bedroom. I did a little shopping (yes I got "the outfit"). I caught a cold so I tried to sleep it off. I went to bed at 9:00 PM on New Year's Eve. Seriously!
On New Year's Day we went to the Santiam Pass and stayed the night at Belknap hot springs. We rented the cutest little cabin and spent the day sledding and playing in the snow and then soaking in the hot spring pool to warm up. In the evening we watched a movie while relaxing in front of a roaring fire and had cinnamon roles. It struck me in that moment that there was nothing that could make that moment more perfect.
Here's a picture from last year when we visited Belknap:
Here I am this year:
I haven't weighed in since the week before Christmas so I don't know where I am, but my food was fine over the holiday. I did a bit of snacking on Monday evening and Tuesday last week, but I reined myself in pretty quickly. So we'll see what the scale says tomorrow. Since I only lost 3 lbs. in December despite no significant changes in my eating habits, I'm a little nervous!
Here's a couple more pictures from our snow weekend:
Brody, the dog
My daughters in front of the McKenzie River