This past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind between Christmas activities, working, and just life in general. I am sad to see that Christmas has come and gone. It seems to fly by quicker each and every year, just like they used to tell us when we were kids ourselves.
Noah had his first-ever Christmas program and it was so adorable.
Anika had her last grade school program and I held back tears as she stood narrating her paragraph on stage in front of hundreds of people.
I had a huge work Christmas party and it was so much fun, I’m blessed to be part of a company that will do that for employees.
We’ve gone to the Lincoln City Tree Lighting, The Polar Express Train Ride, Providence Festival of Trees, The World’s Largest Christmas Bazaar, Zoolights, Peter Pan at the Oregon Children’s theater and I had a big girl date night with Anika to the Portland Youth Philharmonic Christmas Program.
We enjoyed our Christmas Day and feasted on a Turducken that was given to us by Echelon Foods. The aroma filled my house all day as it slow cooked in my oven and when we finally sat down and tasted it we were all so pleased! I’ve heard about Turduckens so many times before, but we’ve never had an opportunity to try one until now. We had the Original Turducken with the spicy Italian stuffing* and it was delicious! It had a little spiciness to it, but nothing overpowering and the kids didn’t mind it at all. I think this may just be a tradition in the making.
All of this is thanks to this hobby that’s turned into a part-time passion of mine.
I love sharing with you.
I’m pinching myself every day, hoping that everything is for real and I can keep pushing forward doing things that I love.
I’m so grateful.
I can not wait for what 2014 holds.
*Turducken c/o Echelon Foods for review purposes. All opinions are of my own. Echelon Foods are available throughout Canada as well as select stores in the United States and have a variety of flavors. For more information visit their website: http://www.echelonfoods.com