Sunday, January 13, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

Our Christmas Vacation

Well, we finally took a break from the apartments and school. This year we traveled home to spend the holiday with Rachel's family. The night we left was extremely snowy, but for the most part the roads were good for our trip. We spent time visiting everyone in the family and got there a couple days before Christmas Eve. That night, Santa made a surprise visit and gave everyone an early Christmas present. All the kids were really excited! Kelly didn't really know what was going on, but when her name was called she knew that the guy in the big, red suit had something for her because she instantly put out her hands and starting asking for whatever it was she was going to get. It was really cute! Christmas day was a blast! Kelly woke up that morning and we took her out into the living room. She instantly focused on the tree and all the presents and started picking up presents in hopes of opening them. It really was a lot of fun this year with Kelly. The rest of our trip consisted of helping Mike and Gretchen with the house they are building and playing with all the cousins. We went out on the frozen lake one day with the 4-wheeler and I pulled Rachel and Kelly behind me on a sled. Kelly loved going over all the bumps out on the lake! She laughed the whole time! Kelly also went sledding by herself for the first time and loved that just as much! Of course, Rachel's parents really enjoyed having us there (actually, really enjoyed having baby Kelly there at home). The best part of the trip was that Rachel's sister, Kelly, came home with her new baby and we were able to bless him. That truly was a great experience together.
Well, we wish everyone a happy new year! We are looking forward to everything that's going to happen this year and can't wait to hear from everyone whenever you have a chance!!