Monday, January 04, 2010
~Christmas, a Wedding, an Engagement, and a Long Trip Home~
We spent the last 10 days of December in California with my family. I fully intended to keep up with blogging, and even took my laptop with the thought of going somewhere with free Wi-Fi every few mornings, but that just didn't happen!
Christmas Day was very enjoyable! We went to my Mom's parents and had a late brunch, and then gathered around while my grandpa read Luke 2. We exchanged gifts. I wasn't sure how The Baby would respond to the gifts. She was rather non-interested in the whole affair, even the paper and bows. She did "help" unwrap a few gifts, but she mostly played with toys while we exchanged our gifts. Later in the afternoon, we went to my dad's parents for munchies and desserts and time to visit with family.
On the 29th, one of my sisters got married. It was a beautiful wedding, and I was so glad we were able to be there. We got to meet her fiance just a few days before the wedding, and he is a very nice young man. We're very happy for my sister!
And then, on the 30th, another one of my sisters got engaged! She was totally surprised by the proposal, which was kind of funny because she is usually the one that you can't get anything by! She's planning her wedding for early June, so it looks like we'll be heading back to California this summer!
Our flight and trip to California went relatively well. Our return trip was a completely different story. Thanks to an over-tired baby, a molar coming in, and a crowded airplane, we had a very.long.flight. I have never heard The Baby scream or cry so loudly. She finally went to sleep for awhile, which was a blessing to her, us, and the people around us! LOL Thankfully there was a really kind lady just across the aisle. At one point, we all got a big laugh out of The Baby when I fed her some mixed vegetables that she did not like! She stuck out her tongue and made a huge face. And then on the second attempted bite, she sputtered. I moved on to the pears! Needless to say we were quite happy to finally arrive home!
Now we're back and settling into our routine again. I'm looking forward to this New Year and what the Lord will do this year! Happy New Year!!!