Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Our Christmas Break Was Amazing

For Christmas this year we got to go to Missouri to visit my family. It was so wonderful. I LOVE going home and this Christmas was great. I got to go for almost 2 weeks....it was so hard to come back to Seattle.

The weekend we left was the most insane weather that Seattle has seen in a long time. It snowed like 20 inches that weekend and made flying very difficult. I was lucky to get out only 3 hours late, but upon arriving in Kansas City there was an ice storm and I was almost sent to St. Louis instead. Soren flew out a few days later and almost didn't make it out. The airport ran out of de-icer so his flight was cancelled. Luckily he talked to the right attendant who got him on a different flight which happened to be the only one leaving that day because it had already been deiced. He even got to Missouri sooner than he would have on his other flight. I was so grateful we still got to come.

Unfortunately I got the flu the day after I got there so the first few days I was pretty lazy. Just your typical stomach ache and some heartburn. I would rather be sick at home with family though instead of in Seattle by myself. I felt better pretty soon, although TUMS are my new friend. The heartburn didn't leave....looks like its here to stay. :)

It snowed while we were there so my brothers were really happy to sled with Soren.

The day before Christmas Eve we went to a family friend's house to make Gingerbread cookies and play games. It was really, really fun.
This is Thompson's creation.
This is Logan's (10). Yes, he ate it.

Soren made a crazy buck tooth man and a James bond in a tuxedo. :)

I am kinda biased towards my little girl and man. They were way more fun to make than eat.

We always have an amazing meal on Christmas Eve. Mom made an awesome ham with rolls and potatoes, ect.... Unfortunately I had my first pregnancy smell issue. The baked ham was the most nauseating smell I have ever had. I thought I would lose it. Luckily it took about a day, but I got used to it.

Mom and Dad's beautiful tree.

We opened the ultrasound Christmas morning. It was so nerve wracking.... :)

Cody, 15 got me new markers for my calendar.
Isn't my Mom cute? While I was there 3 different people asked if we were sisters while we were out shopping.My parents and I got Soren new tools for Christmas. He was pretty happy.
Dad and me with his new scarf.

Thompson ,5, was pretty happy about his new Legos.
Broch, 20, wasn't around too much during the trip, but he did show up for Christmas day.

We then had a yummy family breakfast.
During the break Soren helped my Dad put up sheetrock in the basement. He's a pretty handy guy to have around.
Mom and Dad got me a new watercolor set for Christmas so Dad and I spent an evening painting away. Soren posed for this headshot. Another benefit to going home is getting together with all my friends. We had about 15 people over for a treat and game night. It was so fun to get together with everyone. There were lots of laugh and giggles. This is one of my best friends Kayleigh, in flight school for the NAVY at the moment. Adam and Ashley are with me below. What a great trip! We had a blast. Thanks for everything family!


Bamamoma said...

Thanks for posting the pictures, it is so good to see everyone. I'm glad you got to be home for Christmas.

and yes, your mom is WAY cute!

Rob and Marseille said...

wow, your parents look young! I've learned that the heartburn caused by chocolate in pregnancy makes it not worth it to eat. Rob had to get creative with the candy he got me for Christmas.

GordonandChrissy said...

Wow, what a fun trip! And I'm so sorry that you had a nauseating moment with the ham, what a bummer!

And your parents look EXACTLY the same as I remember them from growing up. Your mom is gorgeous and you look just like her, lucky girl. :)

Oh, and Broch is old! I remember him as this little tiny kid. Wow.

h said...

My doctor told me to take one Zantac everyday. I was going through bottles of tums and my heartburn still wasn't going away. He said Zantac was perfectly safe--I was very glad for them. I didn't feel so tied to my tums bottle after that... it was wonderful :)

h said...

That last post was by me, Helena

maryirene allen said...

i love love love your hair! it's so gorgeous. i love your pregnant belly picture too in you next post!