Well we decided we would go back home for Christmas this year after Chill's parents offered that as our Christmas gift. We were excited to go but had NO idea that is was going to be nearly impossible to get there! We had had perfect weather all winter and everything was fine up until the night before we left. A blizzard came in and we were stuck in Rochester. We had planned to fly out of Rochester because it is so easy and convenient but when the weather is bad the airport shuts down and that was our luck. Long story short is we were supposed to fly out on the morning of December 20th and after cancelled flights and some craziness the next flight was on the afternoon of the 22nd and we had to fly out of Minneapolis which meant drive an hour and a half and pay for parking for 9 days as opposed to a 20 minutes drive to our little Rochester airport. We decided we could NOT sit around for 2 days just waiting to leave so we packed everyone up in the car and drove to Minneapolis to find something fun to do. We ended up staying at a hotel with a small indoor water park. The kids had a great time. They thought the hotel was awesome and they LOVED swimming. It definitely kept everyone happy while we waited to get out of town. I wish I could say that flying home was smooth sailing but it wasn't. It was pure chaos the entire day. We had to fly from Minneapolis to Memphis and then from Memphis to Salt Lake. The only positive thing about the entire day was that all three kids were absolute angels on both flights! It was a long day with a stressed out mommy but they did amazing! We finally made it to Salt Lake the night of the 22nd and got off the plane and ran for event to event for a week. We had a great time.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
We decided that the easiest way to do Christmas this year was to have Christmas a little early in Minnesota with just our little family so we didn't have to ship all our gifts to Utah. We talked to Carson about it and he decided he would write Santa a letter and give it to our elf Glider to deliver to the North Pole. The only morning Chill would be around was December 16 so that is when we decided to have it. Carson wrote a nice letter to Santa, and Santa responded that he would visit our house the night of December 15th. That meant I had to put it in high gear to get everything ready for our early Christmas. We of course pulled it off and everything went great. We had a fun Christmas Eve at home. The kids had a snowball fight with dad (using cotton balls) which they loved and then we had dinner, opened pjs, read out of the Bible and read some Christmas stories, watched a little video from Santa to the kids, and went for a drive to look at Christmas lights. The kids were very excited and the best part was they both just wanted a surprise for Christmas which made it VERY easy. To bed the kids went and Chill and I stayed up until 2 getting everything ready. As most parents know, the kids are up and ready to go early...I was feeding Max at 5:30 when I heard Carson yelling from downstairs that it was Christmas. Chill and I decided we couldn't tell him to go back to bed so awake we all were! It was really fun though because Carson was so dang excited. He loved every minute of it and both the kids were happy and satisfied with everything they got! Max....well he was just happy to be alive! He was super easy this Christmas!