Christmas Time in Florida…so who wants to go to the beach?

So we’ve made it back from the Great Up North and we survived Thanksgiving with all of our family and friends. It was a good time to be back in Holland and with friends and family. We struggled the first week with being sick. The kids were completely depended on me and sleep, so needless to say, we didn’t get out much those first few days.

I am happy to say that I believe I’ve “past the first test” of homesickness. I was able to go back “home”, enjoy it, and return to our new home and love it. I thought for sure that I would be a mess the day we left, but I was surprisingly ready to be back here in Florida. I am learning in whatever state I am, to be content. ๐Ÿ™‚

And now it is time for Christmas. Our first Christmas away from our families, and without the cold and snow! It doesn’t feel right, honestly. And I am talking about the lack of coldness/snow. In the windows of our local Target are these snow flake things, and it looks completely out of place with bright sunny skies and people in shorts. So to attack new traditions head on, and not allow our family to miss out on the Holiday Cheer, I decided to go out and buy some Christmas decorations (thanks to a generous gift) and “do Christmas” anyway! It’s not a Michigan Christmas here, but it’s a Thompson Christmas and it’s ours! I am loving it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tonight we enjoyed lots of time in the kitchen. JoeAnna and I made pizza for dinner (Friday night, homemade pizza night! (yes we are copying the Kampers!)) It was so much fun. JoeAnna is seriously good in the kitchen. She gets distracted, but that’s it! She was able to do almost everything expect chop the chicken and put the pan in the oven. Then we made Christmas cookies as a family! Well, Graham didn’t really help, but I let him taste one at least. ๐Ÿ™‚ The pictures from snapfish show how much work I should be doing in the kitchen to clean up…

Merry Christmas Everyone!

One thought on “Christmas Time in Florida…so who wants to go to the beach?

  1. Glad to know you are feeling settled in Orlando. Those trips "home" can be so hard because of the going back home! I have cried a few times heading north on 131! You are too cute! How in the world do you remember we do homemade pizza on Fridays? I will think of you now when I am mixing dough and spreading cheese!Miss you friend! Sometime we need corrodinate trips to Holland. We are going to be in FL during January, but it will be in Miami,


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