Sunday, January 4, 2009

Christmas and New Years

We finished up 2008 last week and it was a WONDERFUL year! Both Jory and I can say with confidence that it was the best year of our lives! We rang it in at his parent's lake house and that was perfect! We spent a relaxing couple of days with Kim and John and thoroughly enjoyed all of it! We were able to visit with the one-on-one with no distractions or time limitations and it seems that it has been a while since we've gotten to slow the pace down and do that! We also got a lot of R&R on the porch overlooking a very peaceful lake. It was really one of the best weekends and I can't think of a better way to have brought in 2009!

Also speaking of wonderful, Have I mentioned how wonderful Christmas was? Here are some pictures from our Ohio trip:

This is me just being pregnant:

Here's Jory finally relaxing on the evening of Christmas:

This is Peyton (5) on Christmas Eve in her church clothes. Isn't she so pretty?
This is Dillon (3) with a nerf machine gun. Probably a bad idea on someone's part, but he sure enjoyed it!
Colton (9) in his new Browns jersey on Christmas. What a die-hard fan!
Addy (1) on Christmas Eve. Look at that hair!
I can't wait until 2010 when Little One goes to Ohio for Christmas. We'll be adding a nearly two year old to the festivities! I am already way too excited!!!!!
On another note, more of you have asked about the Odyssey post than any other post I've done. Jory has conceded that we can hold off on an Odyssey until we have at least one actual child, if not two. He's still infatuated with them, though. On the way back from Ohio he played Count the Odysseys. Between Cambridge and Memphis he counted 206. That's not counting all the ones he missed in the dark, fog and rain! So he has concluded - obviously - that everyone owns one except for us!


meg @ spicy magnolia said...

I'm so thankful last week was so special and relaxing for you...that is wonderful!

I know someone who just got a new Odyssey and loves it. :) I, myself, am an SUV fan and do not want to succumb to a minivan. :) Hubby teases me about it all the time. But it will likely be a few years before we can afford a new mommy car, so until then, we'll be piling into our little Sedan. Molly will need to get used to sharing the back seat with Polka.

Hope you have a great week!

Anonymous said...

I've thought about our conversation at Bob Evans about the Odyssey and have reread the blog. If you succumb to a minivan, please just don't be one of those who insist on staying in the left lane and making everyone else go at the speed limit if you're right behind the van. For every car between the van and you deduct 1 mph. Thus if you're the 10th car, this can be quite frustrating! Yes, people in other vehicles are quilty of the above transgression, but minivans seem to be the majority. This SUV driver hates that! Love-your speedster mom