Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Before we move on to another holiday...

I thought I should post about Christmas. Just in time for everyone to have forgotten about it, but me to remember. This is a blog for me, remember, and I want to remember. :) So, we had a wonderful time in Dallas over Christmas. We don't normally go anywhere for Christmas, but if we had gone when we were originally planning on it, we would have missed half of my family, so we went at Christmas. Thanks to my gracious sister who let us crash at her place for almost two weeks. The kids had a blast. We had a blast. It was a well loved trip.
Our list of adventures includes:
Taking family pictures
Christmas Eve with the family, trying to convince Grandma it was a coincidence we were all dressed in matching colors
Christmas morning at the Rugg house
Christmas day at the Mabray house
Seeing the lights at Frisco square (one of the coolest things ever, I would have gone back for a third or fourth time if I had the time)
Late night Tiger Woods Golf on the Wii
Trips to the store with just me and my sister
A trip to IKEA (of course)
Helping to clean out the garage and finding lots of memories
New Years Eve bowling with sisters
Guitar Hero
Organizing Jess's craft room
New Years Day dinner with the fam (ham and black eyed peas of course)
we can't forget the bout with diarreah that everyone seemed to get
pink eye from K (this included a trip to Urgent Care)
E sleeping in the toy closet (it was the only place he would really sleep the whole time we were there)
Blue Bell Ice Cream
Getting to see Nana

We loved getting to see cousins and sisters and brothers and aunts and uncles and grandma and grandpa. We had a wonderful time and are looking forward to the next time we are able to make the trip down to the Lone Star State!
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the trip. Sorry, but they are out of order.
Jess rockin the Guitar Hero.

Bowling on New Years Eve

C and Reese enjoying a movie on a sunny afternoon.

K and Nana reading a book on Christmas morning.

Jody and Reese on Christmas day.

C and Ryan checking out the new wagon on Christmas morning.

K hugging her new dollhouse.

E hanging out with Aunt Jody on Christmas morning.

Christmas Eve with the cousins and matching PJs

Christmas Eve day we had family pictures taken. Here are a few of the kids afterward.

K and C on the trip down. They were tired of being in the car.


Jill said...

It's never too late to talk about Christmas! Great pictures. I love the one of K hugging her dollhouse. Too cute. :o)

Sarah C said...

I am glad you had a great Christmas. I love the picture of the kids sleeping in the car.

Will Hill said...

I'm baaack!