Aching is the best word to describe the state of my tummy this week. I’m still paying for my Christmas and subsequent few days of over indulgence of Christmas treats. Heaven have mercy, it sure was a delicious indulgence. Our Christmas was fantastic, filled with laughter, love, gifts and food, food, food.
For a bit of honesty, I must say I want the move to be behind us so we can spend some time outdoors. This is an outdoors blog, after all. Both of us are experiencing a little cabin fever, and we plan to remedy it when Dustin comes to Fort Collins to stay (he has to come back to KC for a week to finish a work project). Estes Park has a Winter Trails event on January 15th. Of course Dustin and I are totally new to winter sports, so we think it might be worth our time to check out this event. Has anyone ever been to this? If so, comment and tell us about it.
Now that I threw the Winter Event out there, I will get back to Christmas. Dustin was pretty pumped Christmas day; he received fly tying materials from one set of my parents and an Ekich automatic bobbin from the other set. So excited was he, the vice came out Christmas evening and he tied a few nymphs. I’ve been sure not to pack away the fly tying materials; this is purely for selfish reasons. I want him to keep tying up until the last minute. The more he ties the more excited he is to fish.
This holiday we have a few new additions to the family. My brother Jason and I do not have children, but we do have fur kids. Jason and his wife, Chelsea, added a new kid to their family, Suki, and my parents added Bo. My cousin Shana also has a new addition, Suzy. Suzy stayed with us Christmas evening and her and Dallas had a ball. Hilarity ensued while watching a 90lb dog play with an 18lb dog. Venus even got in on the action by playing a little tug of war with Suze. I wish Shana could have stayed longer, but am thankful she was able to make the trip. Everyone also enjoyed a nice visit with my Grandma. She has good and bad days, and everyone was able to catch her on a good day.
More presents for the dogs – Can you tell we are a dog family?
Reported on the news this morning was that this holiday season might be the biggest spending one on record. While that is good news that the economy is recovering, it is also disconcerting. It is my hope that this economic downturn might curb the overindulgence and ridiculous consumption habits of us Americans. If this shopping season is any indicator, my hopes may be crushed. We really can live with less stuff, I promise!
I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas, and wish you only the best for the new year.