Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Seasons Greetings!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our family and friends!!  
I've put off posting for a bit this month out of... well I suppose you could say out of being emotional!  This whole month I have felt like an emotional basket case.  Perhaps it was just the crazy busy schedule of school and our life outside of work.  I suppose a great deal of it was the fact that I knew we weren't going home for Christmas this year.  This was the first time I've never been home to go to Grandma's for Christmas Day.  It just didn't seem feasible financially to go home this year as I was home in the beginning of December for my friends wedding.  

So since we didn't go home we decided we would go enjoy a few days at the beach together.  We stayed in an amazing penthouse suite with a view of the beach.  The town was sooo cute!  It was like being in a little Italian town!
We spent a lot of time watching people in this little park by the beach!

Thankfully this little trip was a good way to get our minds off of being away from our family and just spend time with each other.  I can not express how thankful I am for the modern technologies we have now!  If it wasn't for our cell phones we would have never been able to talk to everyone Christmas Eve or Christmas day!  But now that the holidays are over it's time to get back to the "regular" world.  Derek has been spending the last day or so making beads out of magazine paper.  I hate to admit it but he is WAY better at it than I am.  We are hoping to have a craft/art show in the springtime at our church to help raise some money to help others.  We haven't quiet decided what the money will go towards but we are thinking Second Harvest, the local food bank that helps feed many many people in the New Orleans area.  

I am hoping to start making some Valentines Day cards and other cards on my week off of school.  I made Christmas cards this year but have been a bit slow on mailing them out.. (that's one of tomorrow's tasks!)

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and has a safe and fun New Years Eve!  We love you all!
 Merry Christmas from the Kowalczyk family!

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