It didn't really start to feel real until this guy came home.
Garrison finally home! The trench coat is because he
didn't have a coat...he had been living in Mexico.
Then we had to/got to (depended on how anxious I was feeling to get to Mexico) do some holiday things before we could take Garrison back to Mexico as our tour guide/personal translator.
We spent Christmas with Mr. Mitchell's family in Oregon and then had our own tiny New Year's celebration.
Mr. Mitchell painting his Granny's nails.
Wanda, Chanel, Joey, Mr. Mitchell, me - wearing hats... ...
The Mitchell brothers.
We brought in 2012 watching 2012 (except for when we
were watching fireworks) and drinking goodness.
After these things were done and it was officially January of 2012 we got to start getting ready for our trip to the Yucatan Peninsula.