Friday, January 30, 2009

Christmas Report

Since February starts Sunday, I figure it's time to finally post a bit about Christmas...better late than never.

Paul had a midterm on Wednesday and a final on Friday. Of course, he got the stomach flu on Wednesday night and was barely able to take his final on Friday. I made it through the week without getting the flu, but Hattie got a touch of it and vomited in the car on the drive to Dallas after his final. I'm just grateful that we happened to be in one of the very few towns along the drive when it happened. Saturday we woke up in Dallas, glad to be on vacation. But of course, now I was sick...with strep throat. It was also our third anniversary so instead of celebrated, we went to an Instacare for some medicine. How romantic.

Gratefully, it cleared up quickly and by the time all the rest of the family arrived, we were all on the mend. It was good to be together with all of Paul's family and to meet baby Nora who was born in September. Hattie played great with her cousins and would chase three-year old Keira all through the house.

Highlights were:
- going to the zoo
- singing Christmas carols around the piano
- having homemade root beer on tap
- playing the Wii for the first time
- having family to play games with
- a house full of babysitters when Paul and I wanted to go out
- finally going out for our anniversary on New Year's Day
- painting pottery at Color Me Mine
- way too much good food

Hattie loved to open presents, although she certainly didn't understand the concept that some were hers while others were Keira's.

Sadly, I didn't take too many pictures. I'll need to do better next Christmas. It was so nice to have two weeks to relax and have essentially no schedule. It's been hard getting back into the swing of things here at home. I feel like we needed another week of vacation before starting school again.

1 comment:

LadyCarma said...

I am sorry you all the sickness, but glad you are better. Thanks for the pictures and story.
Good to hear from you.