Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas is normally spent here at our home. Both sides of our family gather early in the morning, and we enjoy each others company the entire day. That was the plan again this year, but my Dad hadn't been feeling well the past two days. After the girls, the goldens, Josh and I celebrated our own family time in the wee hours of Christmas morning, my mom called. So, I rushed off to Moms house (luckily just a few miles away) to try and convince my Dad to consider ER. No luck. I wasn't surprised. He was actually feeling a bit better (when laying down) by this time, so I got approval to move Christmas to their house so he would be more comfortable. A quick run back home to gather food and gifts, then Christmas was back on track :)

And it was a FABULOUS family, fun, food filled day. The only thing missing was my sister, Melanie. She was very sick and couldn't make it to Christmas! It just wasn't the same without her! She spent every day after work at the hospital with Dad the week before, and every night at Mom and Dads house helping my mom prepare for Christmas. I think shear exhaustion played a part of her illness :( Tomorrow we look forward to making up for it with another Christmas at Moms.

Maddison was delighted that she actually got the American Girl Doll she dreamed of. Hannah was impressed with her new Coolpix camera. Josh was surprised to see I bought US a trip to Vegas. Our FIRST EVER time away without our kids. TOTALLY OVERDUE, and I can't wait. I'm not even nervous leaving Diabetes behind! Maddison's anyway LOL)


Wendy said...

YEAH!!!!!!! VEGAS BABY!!!!!!!!!! Love the pics...the girls are so beautiful!!!

phonelady said...

wow Vegas you will love it . I used to live out there and was employed by the hotel excalibur . Your family is just beautifull .

Kris said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful Christmas! For some reason, the pics aren't showing up for me. I'll check back again later. :)

Hallie said...

Beautiful pictures!

What an awesome present! I hope you enjoy it VERY much!!!