Friday, December 28, 2007

We're back!

We had a wonderful time visiting my family at my parents' home this year. The drive was long (12 hours), but well worth it (thank you, honey!).

Since it's late, I'll just post some pictures for now.

As you can see, my parents had a rather full house...



...which made it hectic, but fun. Getting everything "set up" in the wee hours of the morning is a family tradition...


...as is waiting for someone to brush teeth/brush hair/start coffee/whatever before we dive in...


...to the incredible chaos we like to call "Christmas morning."


We had a quick trip, but God blessed us the morning we were leaving with a light dusting of (can you believe it?) SNOW! Needless to say, we HAD to play in it before hopping in the car, so we went sledding...




...while Grace took in her first snow with sheer delight.


Then it was back in the car for another 12 hour trip. I will not claim to have perfect kids, but on this trip, they did far above and beyond what dh and I could have hoped for. There were NO temper tantrums, NO fussing, NO "but I can't sit in my seat anymore" whinings... NOTHING! Dh and I were simply stunned. The biggest surprise is that Grace slept through the ENTIRE trip home. No joke. I had to wake her up to feed her at rest areas!

I will be getting back to regular posting tomorrow (Lord willing), but for now, I hope you enjoyed the pictures!

4 comments:

Meredith said...

Wonderful!! Merry Christmas to you sweet lady!

Terri said...

It looks as if you all had a fun Christmas. And you got snow! How awesome!

Beth said...

Great pictures Ouiz :)

SuzanneG said...

Wonderful pictures! Love the crazy, 'chaotic" one with everyone opening presents.