Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

With the start of the new year we are all busy making resolutions on how we are going to make our lives better. I'm not big on New Years resolutions, as it seems silly to not always be working to improve our lives. Why wait until January 1st?

But ifI were into New Years resolutions, I would say that I am going to try to be more consistent about writing in my blog. What better way to start than with Simon's first Christmas!

We spent Christmas with the Oppenheimers in Stockholm. For the first time EVER everyone was there - all the siblings with their spouses and the 3 little cousins. We spent Christmas Eve opening gifts and feasting on herring (definitely an acquired taste). Santa even stopped by! (Click here for video.)

Unfortunately, a stomach bug hit the house during our week, although Martin and I and the kids were spared. During the week we relaxed around the house, Simon ventured into the city for the first time (although he slept the whole time), and we met friends and had Peking duck for the first time. This trip also marked Simon's introduction to sledding - an important sport growing up in my family. He wasn't thrilled with it, but not totally unimpressed either. He didn't flinch when we pushed the limits on speed - I am optimistic he will be an excellent sledder!

Who needs a stroller? We used a sled instead when visiting a friend in the neighborhood.

We are very excited to the year ahead of us. I am especially excited to celebrate Simon's first birthday (with his cousin in Charleston!) and try to use all of Martin's 6 weeks of vacation. It's going to be a great year!

See more pics of our holiday trip here.

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