Sorry it’s taken me so long to get this draft up onto the blog page; it’s been ready for a little over a week now.  Anyways…hope you enjoy, and I’ll hopefully be able to start blogging a little more now.

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and that your new year is well under way.  We had a busy couple of weeks, and it’s taken me awhile to get back into the swing of things…so here is everything that went on during Christmas and New Year’s.

Christmas, Part I (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day): The actual day (and the couple surrounding it) was spent with my family in the bustling metropolis of Rocky Mount.  Zoe did a great job entertaining everyone, including some of the neighbors who stopped by to visit, and I think we all had a lot of fun.  Santa brought her a rocking horse and a Tickle Me Elmo, which she loved and still does, although now she tries to have her animals ride the rocking horse and Elmo goes to “sleep” a lot.  The other gifts she thoroughly enjoys is her baby doll stroller from Gramma Joanie and Papa Joe and her “life-size” Winnie-the-Pooh from her Uncle Corey.  Here are a couple of videos from Christmas.

Christmas, Part II (Also Known As New Year’s Eve and Day): New Year’s Eve and Day were spent with Kirk’s family in Asheville.  We (Kirk and me) spent New Year’s Eve on the town with Kirk’s brother, Kyle, and his wife, Melanie, while Grandmommy and Granddaddy listened to their grandbabies sleep.  We opened presents on New Year’s Day and then watched Clemson lose (yet, again) in the Gator Bowl to Nebraska.  The rest of the time was spent hanging out with each other.  Zoe had a grand time with all of her gifts, especially the baby doll and kitchen playset from Grandmommy and Granddaddy, and she also loves the book of nursery rhymes from Uncle Kyle, Aunt Melanie, Reese, and Davis.  I think my favorite part of the weekend was not just hanging out with everyone but also watching Zoe crack up while chasing Cooper (the dog) and listening to Zoe ask for Reese (“Beese”) and Cooper (“Cooh-pear,” sounds like pooh bear).