Monday, January 6, 2014

Back to the Living

Oh.my.goodness.
We have been sicker than sick around here.
A week or so before Christmas all of us started feeling a little under the weather.

But we made it through a crazy, busy Christmas Day.
I love Christmas, and I love Family.
But our Christmas Day is crazy.
It starts bright and early at home where we open our presents to each other.
Then we quickly pack up gifts to head to Jeremy's parent's house.
We spend the rest of the morning and early afternoon there, enjoying our time with them,
and eating a delicious brunch! :)
After that we head home to drop off gifts received, and pick up more gifts that are destined for my parent's house.
We then get to spend time with my parents and siblings and their families.
By evening it's time to stop by the house again to drop off and pick up more gifts.
Then on to Jeremy's grandparents house for our final stop.
And finally we return home, often not before 9 or 10pm.

It makes for an awfully long day.
Especially for little ones.
Especially when  no one is feeling their best.

So it was no wonder that after trying to fight off a virus,
it finally took hold right after Christmas Day.
And goodness, did it take hold!
Tay and I were the firsts, followed by Kam, then Sierra, and Kenners.
And it has been MISERABLE.
But we have been a fever-free house for two days! 
Woohooo!

So, finally . . .
Christmas re-cap:

Christmas morning at our house.
Sierra got a new Remington hat she's been wanting for awhile :) 
 
 


Kenners got a new hat too!
 


Then up to Grandma and Grandpa's!
 


Tay was getting the hang of it by this time ;)
 


Kam loves her nightgowns :)
 


And then . . . we had a surprise visitor!!
Santa stopped by because he forgot to deliver a gift.
Ten gifts, actually.
Each box with a letter that the girls were to unscramble.
 


Hmmm . . . what are we trying to spell?
 


Looks like Disneyland!
 


Grandma and Grandpa are taking the six of us
{and Uncle Josh too!}
to Disneyland in May!

Do the girls look excited?
Just a little ;)
 


Special presents for our trip:
Minnie tees, autograph books, luggage tags, and coin purses.
 


And then it was on to my mom and dad's where Taylor and Monique
had a very intense conversation ;)
 
 

We play BINGO with my parents every New Year's Eve,
but we were so sick this year, we had to postpone.
Finally, a couple nights ago we were well enough to venture out of the house for a mini version.

We even made some super yummy drinks to take with us:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 And here we are.
On the mend.
Getting back in the swing of things.
We started back to school today, with a new and improved attitude!

What have y'all been up to??

Stay healthy ♥
 
 
 
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5 comments:

Jenny said...

What a bummer you all were sick! How exciting that you get to go to Disney Land! That will be so fun. I bet the girls are really excited.

We started back to school today too, but it was hard.

Sarah Shumate said...

Oh man...that does NOT sound fun. I'm so sorry everyone came down with it. :o( Hopefully you're on the mend now!

So Disney - SUPER FUN!! I know you guys are excited! We spent a year at Disney World {when we lived in Orlando} and sort of got Disneyed-out, but now that it has been a few years I'd be willing to go again! ;o)

Caseybumpinalong said...

Aw, sorry you had a sick-mas this year! Love your Christmas photos! How exciting you're going to Disney! We're hoping to make it to Disney world this year.

jennohara said...

Wow, your Christmas day sounds EXACTLY like ours! (But we got to grandparents the night before ;))
We struggled with quite the virus this holiday season as well. :(
Lucky girls to go to Disney Land tho!!!
Happy New Years to you guys!

Busy Bee Suz said...

So sorry you've all been down with the bug! Yucky.
Your Christmas day sounds just crazy to me. If I were you…I'd make everyone come to your house. LOL. 'Cause I'm bossy like that! :)
Love the disney surprise….the girls will LOVE it!

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