Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's CHRISTmas One More Time

Our December was quite exciting this year. We have a timeshare in Park City. Last year we gave it away to our good friends but this year we thought we would try to go. Our thinking was we could still do RSV lockdown, just in a different place. On December 11 at 7:00 pm we set off on our journey. Did I mention that Park City is a 10 hour drive in a car? We were taking the RV so I am sure its a 14-16 hour drive. That night we made it as far as Mesquite, NV before Mike had to pull over to sleep. The casinos there have free RV parking so we pulled into a spot and slept for a few hours. We got up pretty early and started off again and made it to my parents house before breakfast.

While we were there we found out that the road to Park City was closed unless you had 4 wheel drive or chains. Well, seeing as we are currently living in sunny southern California, we have neither. So, we decided to wait out the storm at my parents house. The kiddos enjoyed the weekend at Grandma and Grandpas. Monday morning we were able to continue on our journey. We made it to Park City without any hitches in the rest of the journey. The babies loved the condo there. It had carpet and stairs. Two of their favorite things. We don't have either at our house. They had so much fun playing on the stairs and in the kitchen. Nothing was childproofed so I put the breakables up and let the babies go wild.

It was a wonderful week filled with relaxation for Mike and I. We were able to see a lot of family and friends. We still didn't see all the family and friends that we wanted but we will be back next year! At the end of the week we had to leave the cold but wonderful Park City and we headed back to my parents for the Christmas celebrations.

The day we left on our trip, our friends the Millers and Cathye brought over Christmas gifts. Jake climbed in one of the gift bags.

Park City- the babies loved the mirror above the bed. It was the perfect sitting spot for them. Jaileigh and Michael

The stairs at PC. The babies loved to stand at the top and throw things down them, as you can see from the pile at the landing. Jakob and Michael

Anthony on the stairs

Aunt Julie brought my Grandma over to see the babies. She was in the hospital while we were there and was released just in time to come and see us. Sadly I didn't get a picture.

Our friend Lara with little Jaileigh. I haven't seen in almost 4 years. It was so good to see her and her family again.

The boys playing Grandmas piano

Anthony and Jakob climbed on the table all by themselves and helped themselves to all the snacks that were there. Little stinkers!

My brother, Andy, is 6ft4in. Jaileigh was a little scared.

Andy and Jaileigh napping.

Aunt Rori and Jaileigh in their Christmas clothes. Rori and Jaileigh have a special bond going on. I was just viewing the pictures on my camera and over half of them were of Jaileigh. Rori would dress her up and then take pictures.

Jaileigh hanging out in the pot with Grandpa

Anthony and Michael were the first two up Christmas morning. They actually started opening presents. They didn't want to wait for the other two.

Anthony and Michael playing on the stairs waiting for Jaileigh and Jakob to wake up so we could open presents. (I think Michael needed a diaper change, its popping out of his PJ's)

Michael still looking a little sleepy

Christmas morning- Rori putting on the cute shoes she gave Jaileigh. Jaileigh now says "shoes". She calls them "moooooos". She also says "Maaahhh" which is Mike (her daddy). I guess I need to start calling him daddy more.

Christmas afternoon we took 3 of the babies to the park. Jakob was napping. I flopped on the ground because I was tired from chasing and Michael copied me. It was so funny.

Taking a walk in the park

Jaileigh modeling her new bows and hat. She is quite the character.

The aftermath of Christmas. The boys were touching the tree . . . .

and then running away before Grandma saw them.

We had a wonderful Christmas! We are so thankful for our family. We are also thankful for this season where we can concentrate on Christ's birth and life. A long time ago someone told me to never write Christmas with an "X" because that is like taking Christ out of the season. I have always remembered that and everytime I see the word Christmas "CHRIST" pops out at me. I hope everyone had a wonderful CHRISTmas!


Fiori Family said...

What great pictures/stories.. I felt like we were there with you guys! So sweet!

I was told the same store about CHRISTmas and they said using an "X" meant you didn't care/believe in Christ and was just plain rude.. I also notice the CHRIST before the mas all the time. : )

Glad you guys had a safe trip and a wonderful CHRISTmas!!! ~HUGS~

Mitchell4 said...

I understand Jaileigh's situation with calling Daddy "Mike". Lil B calls Daddy "Honey" Christmas in Park City sounds so fun. Glad you guys had such a great time with family.

Cari said...

The babies are getting so big! Looks like you had a great time, I bet it was so nice to be with your family and have some well deserved help! I also have a time share in Park City, I love it up there!

Kim said...

Every once in a while I pop in to see how you guys are all doing. Blogging is the bomb. Compared to my journaling in the past when my kids were growing up it's positively futuristic.

Thank you for all of the updates.

God Bless All of You

Much Love, Kim Del Monico