Even though for Christmas this past year we said “no” to everything, it was still Christmas. What I mean by that is that there is still so much celebrationing (I think I just made up a word there), that it can be exhausting even if you don’t go anywhere. It’s a good exhausted, but it still takes time to recover. In January we spent the month getting back on track, and into our daily routine. It was a nice restful month, and a great way to start the year. Ellis turned one and started solids. Dutch got back into school. The Mr. had a birthday. And I had the privilege of watching these blessings grow.