Monday, December 28, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Christmas plans at my family changed due to my Aunt Rosa’s (Mom’s sister) funeral this week which was a very beautiful service and my grandma (Dad’s mother) in Iowa breaking her back after falling on some ice. We have had quite a bit of things come up in or family close to Christmas but everyone is getting through them fine. Grandma is okay now- she is in the process of recovering from her surgery and my aunt has been laid to rest. The family is coping well because she was a Christian and VERY spiritual lady. We all know she was ready to go and is now in a better place.
Due to these unexpected events we celebrated Christmas with my family earlier than we had planned. We had a nice Christmas lunch and dessert, then opened presents. We hadn’t planned on opening gifts at the time but it just happened that way. We did have one little problem with the picture- we were missing REAGAN! She was playing at the Snider’s getting some good Honey, Pop, & Uncle Potter time which they were in need of- so we didn’t want to interrupt. We understand we have to share her and that we had been getting a lot of her attention since they have been home. Plus we wanted Reagan to open her gifts Christmas day. So the five of us all opened gifts and had a great time. My sister and I got a few pairs of shoes and a cute personalized cookie jar, Forrest got an ipod, my dad got a car cover for his new car, my mom got some jeans, a couple of velour sets, and a new pair of tennis shoes. Well that about sums it up, we had a great day and I love it when my family is all together!
So far, I have been able to squeeze in two visits to Mesquite over the holidays- once right before finals (which was a last minute decision) and once right after finals. Of course Forrest had to work both times so he wasn’t able to come with me but it was nice having the girl time. We did some Christmas shopping, ate at some of our favorite places, and just played with Reagan at the house. I LOVE being with them and wish we could do it all the time! After my second trip, I came back here to C.S. only to drive with Forrest to his grandparents house in Bellville for Nena’s annual Christmas party. They just built a new guest house and guess who got to sleep in the bedroom?! You got that right- me and Forrest! The reason for this is- in the past we have always gotten stuck with sleeping in the office which is open to the kitchen which is where everyone meets in the morning. On top of that, the two of us slept on one cot! haha- so Nena and Gramps promised us the guest house this year to make up for it. :)
Some of the guys on the balcony at the new guest house
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
These past couple of weeks have been full of holiday festivities starting with my best friend since middle school, Stephanie, coming in town to stay a few days. We had the best girl time and especially enjoyed going out to Forrest’s parent’s place. I wanted to get some good pictures of me and Forrest for our Christmas card picture and thought it would be fun for Steph and I to have a little picture session of our own.