Christmas was very good; Tim spoiled me by getting The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie the Pooh: The 75th Anniversary of Winnie the Pooh, an enormous Eeyore and an Eeyore t-shirt. I've been on a Winnie-the-Pooh hunt since ... Well, for a while. Tim received the DVD's that he wanted and a Third Day (a Christian rock band) CD that I thought he might like. Josh, being the child, cleaned up with action figures, a book that he wanted but hadn't put on his list (a specific version of The Story of Dr. Dolittle), a Veggie Tales video and Lego's from multiple people. I am very glad that 1) you can't go wrong with Lego's and Josh and 2) he is beginning to enjoy books almost as much as everyone else in this family :) . It might help since both Tim and I are also avid bookworms.

Dinner was a success, not as big a production as Thanksgiving. Very relaxed and most of the cooking done on the day of, but it was a simple dinner. Tim's sister Kayla joined us, as did Bobby, Erin and Maykayla. We got to take pictures of Bobby officially proposing to Erin and hearing her say Yes... and of course I took even more pictures of Maykayla.

Tomorrow I take an assessment test to get into college, PCC (Portland Community College). It's a starting over of sorts. This time I have a focus (physical therapy, which I can get a degree in at Portland State University, but I need the flexibility of a CC right now) and I am going to take my time and try to correctly (is it possible??) balance home and school. Last time I just got too burned out. Josh is worried that I would stop homeschooling him if I went back to school, but I explained that I can find a sitter for the few day classes I may have to take or I can take night classes.


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