Monday, January 5, 2009

Our Holiday Haze

Christmas this year was eventful, but not in the most common way. After my last post on Christmas Eve, Travis came home from work with a stomach virus that put him in the bed. Hailey, Harrison, and I went ahead to the Christmas Eve Candlelight service at church... without Daddy. It was sad because it has always been a tradition of ours. When we came home, we ate chicken McNuggets and fries, instead of the nice dinner out that we usually share. Later that evening, Santa had to fly solo while the sick elf laid on the couch. Thank goodness the tricycle was "delivered" already assembled. Whew- we would have been up a creek! It seemed to go from bad to worse... Christmas morning Travis was up only long enough for the kids to see what Santa brought. Travis ended up in the ER for most of Christmas afternoon.... we finally opened presents that evening. The week did pick up as we headed for Travis' family get-together in Atlanta. That trip was so much fun. We got to see all his family, and the highlight was visiting with the twins' cousins... Andrew and Adam from North Carolina, and Olivia, their cousin with brain cancer who lives in Atlanta. Since the trip, we have done NOTHING!! Travis went back to work today for the first time since Christmas Eve. The kids and I are chomping at the bit to begin preschool again on Wednesday. By the way, for those who haven't heard, I will be assistant teaching 3 year-old preschool at the church 3 days a week (MWF,) and continuing to teach Mother's Day Out, as I have been. We are all excited about getting some normalcy back into our lives! I will post some picture highlights with brief descriptions from the past week-and-a-half. We hope you all have a Happy New Year!

Enjoying Santa's gifts...

Our Atlanta trip

Uncle Steve & Hailey enjoying shredded cheese!- Atlanta

Cousin OLIVIA!

Cousin Frank- the pot-bellied pig (Bill's)... Atlanta

The whole crew- minus the daughter's-in-law... Atlanta

Andrew- in red, Adam- in blue

Home again!!


ginny said...

Wow, you really did have quite a Christmas! So glad Travis is better, and that you got to visit Olivia in Atlanta. Happy New Year!