Colin, Mandy, and Eliza

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

I saw daddy...


Christmas 2009 has come and gone so quickly. We had a nice Christmas besides the fact that I had to work on Christmas eve night so I was exhausted for Christmas day festivities.

The week before Christmas we spent in St. George with the Thomas family. We went and saw the Forgotten Carols, did a session in the St. George temple, ate a lot, spent a day sight-seeing/shopping in Las Vegas then ate at Cheesecake Factory for Beth's birthday, I watched Colin and his brothers play the Wii and watch a lot of football, played some Rummikub with Beth and Brian, slept in, went to see Invictus, ate at Coldstone and finished Christmas shopping. I really wanted to dip into the heated pool but was pretty sure my swimsuit wouldn't fit and didn't want to torment anyone with the sight of a pregnant women not fully dressed. So I was content with sitting out but Colin and his brothers dipped into the hot tube a few times. We had a great time and I was especially glad that Colin got to spend some quality time with his family before the baby comes.

We got home from St. George on Christmas eve day just enough time to pick-up Jonas from my dad's (who was kind enough to watch him while we were gone), head home, squeeze in a little nap before my 12-hour night shift. I went to work and Colin went with his family to John and Cina's (Colin's uncle & aunt) house for Christmas eve dinner. The next morning I met Colin at my dad's for Christmas brunch and presents. I was able to get 2 1/2 hours of sleep before the festivities began (not enough). We had waffles, eggs, bacon, sausage etc. Then opened presents. My mom & Sal were there too. After all the commotion was over I needed to go back to sleep because I was supposed to work Christmas day night shift as well but before my nap I got called-off! What a Christmas miracle! I didn't have to work that shift but it still counted towards next year so a double bonus. I didn't have to go in this year but it counts that I worked it so that next year I don't have to go in Christmas eve day/night or Christmas day/night! I get to spend all Christmas at home next year with our daughter! So happy.

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!