Even though we’ve been home for 5 days, I’m still trying to ease back into reality and responsibility. Having a whole week hanging out with family is such a treat. And I’m not just talking about extended family. I got accustomed to having my own little family together with Todd home for every “wake up”, bedtime and everything in between.
Christmas Vacation in Utah 2012 Highlights
-We were unsure how The Baby was going to make it through the long car ride from California to Utah, but he did amazingly well. Still, when we freed him from his car seat at each rest stop, he had a desperate “save me from this 13 hour road trip” look on his face.
-With four needy kids, we have actually decided the driver has the more relaxing car ride on these long road trips. Even so, I was still able to knock out a scarf for The Love Scarf Project.
-Cousins are like automatic BFF’s whenever you see them. Even if it’s been over a year since you played together last.
-Having the stomach flu rage through yout entire family for 3 days is THE WORST. But, realizing it’s “just the stomach flu” and not another surprise pregnancy makes it a little more bearable. Painting your husband’s toenails while he is passed out sick on the couch makes the stomach flu a little bit funny for you and all the kids in the house. Having him realize he has painted toenails because he reads about it on twitter (even though he’s put on his socks and shoes), makes it even funnier.
– A trip to Utah is not compete if I don’t get a couple hours to roam the aisles of Savers to pick up some beautiful, old floral sheets.
-I’ve already stolen Todd’s hat and this Christmas I was also able to steal his “old timey” mustache.
-I can’t believe my three oldest kids all stayed up until midnight this year. Where there is a will, there’s a way I guess.
-We decided make the drive home in two days which was the best idea ever (even if fitting 6 people into 2 beds in one hotel room is starting to get a little tight). We spent the night swimming together, eating together (I finally got the huge, thick cookie dough malt i had been craving the whole week) and watching The Baby take his first steps together.