My sister has been home for about a month with her 2 kids, since her husband is in Korea (Air Force) so we had a blast playing with my nephews & watching them enjoy Christmas. They were the life of the party!
We got to skype in James, her husband, for Christmas Eve & Christmas day so he could watch the kids open presents & be a part of Christmas here. It was really hard & sad for him not to be with us! But we still had a great day.
The kids LOVED their presents and most of their waking hours were spend putting together their new lego sets and playing pirates.
We baked so many yummy things & mom fed us WELL! Christmas morning we had eggs & sausage & I made THIS yummy Blueberry Creamcheese bread! I'd recommend it!
Recipe found here.
Then we had Aunt Judi & cousin Tyler AND my Uncle Bob & Aunt Karen join us for Christmas lunch! SO BLESSED to be surrounded by family I don't see often on Christmas!
We also had some family friends come over with all THEIR kids one day, and at one point had 8 kids under age 5 running around our basement! Kent & I cannot BELIEVE this is going to be our world in 6 months. Thankfully, we start out with 1!
Here are the 2 friends that came to 'play'!
We also got to go downtown the day after Christmas & go to the Lincoln Park Zoo lights with the boys. It was SO fun and the lights were incredible!
It sure was COLD, but is always fun to be in the city. Our dear friends, the Smith's, joined us and we headed to Greek Town to eat dinner afterwards.
Apart from the SWEET family time we had, I got to catch up with my high school besties! Of course I saw Sarah, Kendra, Annie, & their husbands. Kendra has 2 babies now, twins! So it was awesome to see them all big & healthy after their miracle birth. We DIDN'T do our traditional gingerbread houses this year but had a blast catching up & playing games.
|Kendra's twins, CJ & Keagan|
How does time go by so fast, & how come I still feel like a kid? I still think Peter Pan is one of my favorite movies because, who WANTS to grow up? (I guess everyone under the age of 21 does. Then all you want to do is stay young!)
Anyway, we have 3 more days of break, and are soaking in every moment! We have ONE last Christmas tonight with Kent's extended family & then New Years with besties- Josh & Brit Germany! SO excited to hang with them.
Quick baby update. I am now 3 months! So I am over the sickness hump and moving into my second trimester. I need to take a picture because I am STARTING to pooch a little. But besides headaches, I'm feeling much better! Bring on the second trimester!
That's all for now! Our hearts our full! God is so good!