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Let's Go to Anna'a Place

We all slept in super late this morning. This winter break has us staying up late and sleeping in.

It's going to be so hard this next week when Meadow goes back to school.

Meadow asked the other day why we still have Christmas decorations up if Christmas is over. I said we could take them down and she angrily said, "No! They have to stay up forever!"

So, the decorations stayed up a little longer.

Today we had a playdate with Anna and the kids. We hadn't seen them in awhile.

I stayed back and worked on some photos and videos I wanted to put together for our Northwoods NYE post. I hope you enjoyed them.

Meadow was a little shy at first then joined right in.


Back at home I was prepping gumbo and finally peeled away from my computer.

Green gumbo. One of my favorite meals.

This was one of Meadow's favorite meals when she was a toddler.

With traveling, being sick and the extra sweets around Meadow hasn't been eating well. With the new year she doesn't get any sweets until she has her dinner.

She also won't get any boxed mac and cheese until she's ate 30 dinners. As of writing this she's already up to eight nights in a row! 

If she eats all her dinner she gets hot chocolate.

She was so excited to use these mugs one last time before they went away for the year.

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