Since we last spoke, I made a lot of cookies, ate a lot of cookies, drank a lot of wine, had a lot of fun with both sides of my family, sent a lot of text messages, opened a lot of great presents and spent a lot of time with my favorite people.

Unrelated to Christmas, I celebrated a growing family at a surprise baby shower, and got a new sister-in-law to be.

I’m looking forward to the rest of the week here in IL seeing more friends and family and throwing my New Year’s Eve brunch – and I’m really looking forward to setting and achieving goals in 2012 – woo hoo!