Sunday, December 30, 2007

Holiday Wrap Up

I can't believe Christmas is over and we are back in Houston. We had a wonderful trip back to Mike's hometown in Idaho but I must say it feels good to be home and sleeping in our own beds. Now the trick will be getting Carter back on schedule, because right now we are back at square one. Between all three of us being sick, flying, being out of town for two weeks and then a new tooth for Carter, I feel like we have digressed and I am so discouraged. On a lighter note, here are a few highlights from our visit.
Cousins - We were able to see a lot of family and introduce Carter to his cousin Landon, just three weeks younger than him. This is a video from the first introduction. It took a while for Landon to warm up to Carter. Mostly because Carter continually tried to roll on top of him, or other times it was because he "talked" back to him and it scared Landon. By the end of the visit they were good friends. We miss you already little Landon. :)

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.


lynette said...

You'll discover that Christmas only becomes more magical as Carter grows. I'm glad you had a merry Christmas!

lynette said...

P.S. Love the new header!

Jeanette said...

I agree with Sugie-Christmas is more magical with children. Being able to see Christmas through their eyes is a blessing. And a white Christmas too, I'm jealous.