Christmas - Our first Christmas with Carter was a joyful experience. He loved wrapping paper, shiny bows and most of all the attention he got. Mike got me an mp3 player and loaded it full of songs so I can take it the gym and rock out while working off my last baby pounds. He liked the mp3 player so much, he asked for one too. This year I made a family calender for my mother in law and I think she loved it. I've decided that homemade presents are the best to give and receive. Here's a clip of Carter opening his first present. (This is mostly for my family, we weren't able to make it to VA so I promised to provide some video and posted more pics on flickr) If life will be filled with memories and experiences like these - bring on the happiness.
Snow - After living in Logan for four years I never thought I would miss the cold or the snow. I am happy to report that we were so excited to see snow while we were in Idaho. It was beautiful. I had forgotten about the smell and sound of snow. It's magical, unless you have to travel in it, which we didn't, so we were able to sit inside and watch it float to the ground and cover the earth. It was also nice to bundle up in sweaters during the visit. It just doesn't feel like Christmas as much if you are running around in shorts. :)
If you've made it this far through my post, congratulations and thank you for taking some time to catch up with our family trip and putting up with my long post. I didn't realize I'd have so much to write... I also updated pictures on flickr.