Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Oh the needed updates...

Busy busy busy! The last couple weeks have been that and more. Adam had an entire week of vacation last week. He didn't even take an entire week when Grace was born, so it was wonderful to be able to spend time with him and Grace.

We started off the Holidays with my family for Christmas Eve. We had a wonderful dinner with my mom's side of the family. Around 7:30 the REAL Santa stopped by before his big night to say hi to the kiddos and get any last requests. Grace wasn't too excited about seeing him, but was more curious this time.

Christmas morning we quickly opened gifts at my parents house and then we were on the road to Austin by 9. We got to Austin shortly after lunch and spent the afternoon with Adam's entire family.

It was so great to see everyone as we had not all been together since Easter. Grace loved the wrapping paper and enjoyed watching her cousins tear into their gifts. Hopefully she got a few pointers for her birthday next month! I don't really have a lot of pics :( because our card was full!

We then spent the rest of the week in Austin. We mainly just enjoyed eachothers company and relaxed. Adam spent a great deal of time helping Paul (his brother) put together his kids Christmas gift... a HUGE outdoor junglegym. When we left it wasn't even half way done...I wonder if has finished it by now??

Getting home wasn't as easy as driving there. We hadn't even gotten out of Austin and a lady flagged us down on the highway to tell us we had a flat tire. By time we pulled over it was completely flat. Adam then had the honor of changing the tire in the rain. After a quick half hour we headed back out on the road. It was raining off and on and at some points we were driving at a standstill. NO FUN! Thankfully Grace was pretty good.

We then spend the last few days of Adam's vacation at home. It was WONDERFUL. We just did stuff around the house.

On New Year's Eve our friend Haily and her daughter Molly came over (her husband had to work) and we played board games and had a yummy dinner of Surf and Turf!

So that is our last week and a half in rewind. Here are a few pics of Grace enjoying her favorite gift... a little kiddie climber. We have it in the den for now since its been so cold! It will head outside this Spring. :)


Lindsay said...

that fort looks like too much fun!
Grace had a smile from ear to ear in every picture....that must mena she had a GREAT Christmas!
I love the pictures... GLAD you are back!

Megan said...

It looks like Grace had a wonderful Christmas!! It's so great that Adam got to spend some time at home. Jared was off for 5 days, and it was awesome!!

Erin said...

I am glad that y'all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Grace is growing like a weed...hard to believe she'll be one soon!

Melanee said...

That is an excellent gift Grace got! I wish we had one to keep Carson occupied. By the way, love your new look!

Tiffany said...

Sounds like y'all had an eventful Christmas. Hopefully we'll get to see eachother soon.