One minute I was here, the next I seemed to only blink and two weeks have gone by.
They were full weeks though.
There were cousins for overnight stays, taking the number of kids in the house to six, there was a road trip to my parents (east of the city) and the man of the house's parents (to the south-west of the city).
Hats were made, presents finished and wrapped and dresses sewn.
Family visited from interstate, a lovely niece came (and is still here) allowing us all to enjoy her company.
Somewhere in there was also Christmas, New year and a 50th wedding anniversary celebration.
Phew - now it's time to stop and do the things we love as a family; go swimming, see a few shows, ride our bikes, visit the zoo and hang out in the backyard.
I will admit I didn't get all three 'Feliz' dresses finished for Christmas Day, but I came to the realisation that given my mum was making them 'Dorothy' dresses, they were unlikely to be worn. (and I would have been right!)
They wore them for the first time yesterday, at their Grandparent's 50th wedding celebration.
So I will leave you with something I saw a lot of yesterday, and will for days to come I am sure - small girls twirling joyfully.
I hope 2010 provides you with new and exciting experiences, and the heady rush you get from twirling too much.