My time started out with a hellatious two days of travel, but it was all forgotten when I got to hug my mama at the airport in Grand Rapids. I ate my first meal at TACO BELL!! The next morning I woke up at 6am bright-eyed and bushy-tailed... so not like me. My mom and I went to work at Sweetwater Market. It's always fun to see how her products are coming along. Everything looked so professional and she had a lot of repeat clients!! I'm so proud of her for perusing her business!
My sister got home a couple days later. Paul and I went to pick her up from the airport. From there we had a whirlwind three family Christmases. Every one was as special as the last : ) I don't think of myself as a very traditional person but I really enjoyed all the family pastimes this year; making cocoa on Christmas morning, having dinner with Paul and family on Christmas Eve, and conversating with the Snyder clan the day after Christmas. We also celebrated my grandparent's 60th Wedding Anniversary! I can't imagine 60 years period, let alone together with one person. It's a beautiful thing.
I got to see so many friends too!!! Shauna and Jenni were back from California for a while. I saw Matt almost everyday. Scotty Cornbread and Dan K. drove down from Traverse City to spend an afternoon in Grand Haven, and New Years Eve was a friend bonanza!! We had a bathrobe themed party in East Lansing. Sasha, Laura, Mal, Lindsay, Rambow, and so many other awesome people were there to ring in the new year. If it's true that you'll spend your year the way you celebrated NYE I know I'll have a fantastic 2011.