Thursday, January 3, 2013

Holidays 2012

So much to write about, that I hope I don't leave anything out! 
For the first time I didn't do anything personalized in my Christmas card.  But I love our pictures and hope our friends and family enjoyed them as well.
We spent Christmas week in Nebraska, along with time spent in Kansas.  We left for Kearney on Sunday December 23rd.  Thankfully the 5 hour drive was uneventful going and coming as we had clear weather.

 We woke up early on Christmas Eve and drove 3 hours south to Wilson, KS to visit Grandma Mog and Uncle Bryce.  Once we arrived we exchanged gifts.  Gma made us beautiful pillow cases and a Santa decoration!  Grandma, Mom, and Alice spent time in the kitchen making steak fingers, brussel sprouts, mashed potato's, gravy, and rolls, for a fabulous lunch.  Steak fingers is one of Chris' favorite meals, and they were delish!
 On the drive back we drove around the small town of Minden, KS and saw the pretty Christmas lights.
 Christmas morning we woke up and exchanged gifts!  We had a great time celebrating with Chris' parents, and his sister Alice.  While getting breakfast ready we saw this group of wild turkeys roaming the streets.

We spent the day playing games and then went to go see the movie "Parental Guidance", followed by viewing Christmas lights in Kearney.
The day after Christmas Marty (my father in law) drove us to his homestead house also in Kansas about an hour and half away.  The family still owns the house where Marty and his siblings grew up.  His sister (Aunt Mary) and brother (Uncle John) met us there for some lunch.  Marty drove me around the area along with the Sweat Family grave site. 
We drove back on Friday December 28th, and we had a lazy weekend back home. 
We had a lovely dinner in Boulder for New Year's Eve at Oak at Fourteen.  And brought in 2013 watching the ball drop on TV with Chris asleep on my lap.
We've truly been blessed in 2012, and are looking forward to what's to come in 2013!!!


Summer said...

Those turkeys roaming the streets are hilarious. Their just asking to be cooked for dinner. Sound like alot of traveling! Glad you made it all safely!

Emily Foley said...

That sounds like a terrific Christmas! I loved your card this year.