Today we had our last Christmas party of the “season.” I know, it’s January, but we like it this way. It’s my mom’s extended family so there are quite a few of us. Being able to hold off some of the busyness of Christmas until a later date is just nice. We all get to visit and relax without rushing off to another get-together or to get home simply because we haven’t been there much with all the craziness that can be December.
Speaking of holidays. For some reason, the last few weeks I have been very un-inspired to cook for my family. That is an odd feeling for me and I do not like it. I start a new exercise class at the Y on Monday, and also am planning on getting us all back on track for healthier eating at that time as well. We really were doing so good last year making sure we had leafy greens, non-starchy veggies, fresh fruits, quality meats, and so on. We still are doing our raw milk and farm eggs when we can (I don’t think the chickens like the cold as eggs are harder to come by.) However, our refined carb intake has skyrocketed. Cookies, Chex mix, candy, and pastry consumption has been high for us (I’m sure less than the average American eats) and it shows. I feel blah and Jane is having some issues. Tomorrow I plan on ridding the house of the crud and starting Monday it’s back to healthier eating!
It was hard picking a favorite photo today, but in the end my own husband won out. I have to post the other two that I was trying to choose between. If you disagree, please let me know why! I have a feeling I am a bit biased.
Papaw Pie (did I ever mention my dad is a pro at making pies?)
I love the crispness in the photo of my Grandpa with my cousin’s newest little guy. The one of my father with one of the twins is so sweet, but I feel the focus is off a bit. I can’t help it, the tenderness of a daddy helping his little girl out with her doll just captures my heart…photography rules aside! So, what is your favorite?