Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Weekend Highlight Reel

Well, I am about to head back to work after having four days off. It was a great time with family full of cards and food and lots of laughs. Here are some highlights from the weekend:

  • getting to see almost everyone a day or two early because of the weather :)
  • and...because of the weather, having a very white Christmas
  • having 3 dogs in the house at one time and listening to several barking competitions as people came and went....or whenever the dogs decided they needed to bark
  • AMAZING food all weekend long....from pulled pork sandwiches to ham to homemade chicken pot pie to homemade chicken noodle soup and chili to lots and lots of cookies!
  • being so tired and in such a good mood, that, while playing cards, you suddenly burst out laughing and can't even breath anymore and you start crying....and can't stop because everyone else is laughing that hard, too....all over a really, really bad round of cards :)
  • receiving two kisses and a hug before every nap and bedtime from a precious little girl
  • bundling up an almost 2 year old girl with 2 pounds of extra clothing, just to go out and play in the snow....she looked almost twice her size in her winter clothes! But, as cute as ever!
  • going sledding with said precious little girl and hearing her loudly exclaim at the bottom of the hill: "Iowa!!!" and "more!"
  • Hearing her begin to string two words together....I tried desparately to get her to say "Ainsley, play, snow" because she can say all those words....instead she insisted on saying "Ainsley, snow" or "Play, snow". It was cute, nonetheless.
  • watching the longest game of copycat ever between an almost 2 year old and a 23 year old...neither one was about to give up!
  • being with family, at home, with nothing to do but be around each other.... :)
  • arguing over who used to sleep in the "yellow room"....
  • and much, much more!

Even though it was a short few days, they were a blast!! Hope everyone had an awesome Christmas as well!


Sheryl said...

Great summary of our days together! I may have to print it to keep it - you know my short term memory! said...

Loved it! So much fun, laughter, and food, food, food. We really loved every minute.

Kristen said...

what a great list of fun things during our time together!! we had a blast with you, too! :)