Monday, December 17, 2007

Whew what a weekend!

My mom flew in this weekend from Idaho and we tried to pack too much in. Friday I picked Austin up from school, drove to Ontario to pick up my mom, took her to Long Beach. Friday night we went to dinner with my grandpa, brother and mom then went over to Naples to look at all the Christmas lights along the water (our favorite activity every year--cold and lots of walking, but so worth it!).

Saturday went to lunch with my brother, then took my Grandpa shopping all over town to get everyone's Christmas presents (this is his first year without my grandma and he's having a tough time). Saturday night we stayed up until 11 wrapping presents. Yesterday, more shopping, lunch with my aunt, helped my grandpa with his Christmas cards and drove back here. We got here about 8:30 and stayed up until 1 wrapping my mom's presents since she couldn't bring them on the plane wrapped. Then we got up at 4 this morning because my mom's plane left Ontario at 6. Luckily Mike took her to the airport, but I never did go back to sleep.

Today I have to go mail all mine and my grandpa's cards and packages--then I may just collapse. The kids didn't go to bed until 1 am either, so I just know they're going to be crabby later. However, we got everything done for my grandpa and I feel really good about that. Now I just have to decide if I'm going to take the boys to my sister's house in Vegas on Thursday for her Christmas party Friday. I want to, but right now I'm so sick of being in the car that I can hardly see straight! At least almost all my shopping is done and everything I've bought is wrapped. All that's left to do is the baking and maybe I can get in a little stamping.

I didn't take a lot of pictures, but here's a few:
My mom with the boys
My brother and Brendan looking at the house with the ferris wheel and roller coaster
One of our favorites--the happy face house!


~KRISTY~ said...


Tracey said...

Love the Happy face house some people come up with great ideas dont they, must cost a fortune to run though.

Kristine said...

Oh, I LOVE your song that's playing! :) Makes your blog such a nice sweet place to come to to relax and catch up with ya. Sounds you had such a great time with family!! :)