I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. I Samuel 1:27

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Whew! What a Christmas

We made it home and we've had quite a couple of weeks.

I didn't blog last week because, guess what?, I was sick AGAIN!! I got over my tonsil infection and then two days later got a huge head cold. I was so sick last week it was pathetic. I couldn't breathe - my head was so stuffed up - and the snot - oh the snot!!!! It was so bad that it was Thursday morning, we were wanting to leave that night at 6:00 and not one thing was packed.

We did make it out at 6:15 (I'm not sure how) and we made the almost 6 hour trip to my parents. Alex did great, and slept in the car. We got to my parent's house at 12:30 am. We weren't able to get him in the house without him waking up and he wouldn't got back to sleep. Jay was up with him from 1:30-3:30. At 3:30 he gave him to me as he couldn't stay up anymore. I was up with him until around 4:45 when we both got in the car and went for a ride. Of course, he fell asleep right away. I was able to get him in his crib and he slept for a couple of hours. That was then repeated almost every night that we were gone.

Friday we didn't do much of anything. (it was nice)

As many of you know, Bekah and I grew up in the same town. Unfortunately, we weren't able to meet up with Drew and Bekah this trip. But, I did find out that one of the guys that I graduated from high school with and his wife just brought their daughter home from Guatemala about 3 weeks ago. K was able to come over with beautiful E. It was so nice to see him. (K also went to our church growing up so he and I spent a lot of time together growing up) E. is BEAUTIFUL and seeing her did NOTHING to lessen my desire to have a baby girl from Guatemala. :)

We did Christmas on Sunday with my family. It was all a little overwhelming for Alex. :) He wasn't quite sure what to do with all the presents. As I mentioned earlier, Jay got me an iPod Touch which I LOVE LOVE LOVE!! It's pretty cool.

We left Monday morning and drove the 3 hours to Jay's dad's house. Alex basically still wasn't sleeping and I still wasn't any better.

Jay's dad got Alex a set of 3 balls (soccer, football, softball) that are pink and purple and have Dora all over them. I thought Alex was going to have a heart attack when he opened that present. He was so excited.

We then left Wednesday morning for the 6 hour trip home. Alex traveled really well - he just didn't do so good once we got where we were going.

And the kicker of all of this - I took NO pictures. You heard that right. I just never got the camera out. So, I leave you with this picture. Jay took it with his cell phone after we had opened all the presents at my parent's house.

I have lots of presents from before Christmas that I'll post later. I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday!!

(Ok - Blogger won't let me post a picture right now - I'll try again later)

7 comments:

THE MERRILL FAMILY said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday, if a bit hectic. I hope that you are feeling better. Being sick is no fun at all, especially when there is a toddler in the house who has decided not to sleep.

Happy New Year!

Bekah said...

Kim, I am SO sorry I didn't get back in touch with you. What had looked like a rather free, relaxing weekend became crazy with the funeral and viewing of one of our young adults which postponed our family Christmas and then a children's Christmas program that had been rescheduled because of weather all made the weekend fly by. I didn't even get your message until the day we left for Indy. I feel bad I didn't get to see you and K! Glad you had a good trip!

Soltana aka The Queen!!! said...

Girl I'm tired just reading!!!

Im so glad Alex had a great Christmas...tooo bad you weren't feeling so well :(

NO PICS!!!! Shame on you... hey what room do I have to talk...I took mine with a disposable camera...which will probably sit in a drawer until next Christmas :)

Hugs to cutie pie and Hi to Jay :)

Michelle Smiles said...

Sorry you were sick again - no fun!

Hope you are feeling better and glad you had a nice holiday!

Kirsten said...

I'm glad you had a nice Christmas! I'm sorry you were sick...AGAIN! We still have to get together. Can you believe I go back to work next week?? Aggghhh...where did the time go??

Becca said...

Bless your heart! I hope you're feeling better.

I can't wait for you to post some pictures!

nikki said...

Hope you are feeling better!!!
Sounds like a fun filled holiday!
Please Post some pictues of your cutie playing with that great Dora football!!!!!!!!