Friday, December 26, 2008

 See you next week!

I am up early preparing for our trip to see my family. I can hardly wait to see them all! It has been 4 months since we have seen them.
There is so much to do - alot to think of when traveling with three little ones! :) I am trying get things packed while the guys in the house are still sleeping. There was so much excitement yesterday that they were just exhausted! Now in my preparations for our trip I also have a whole bunch of new treasures to put away. :)
Even though there is much to do, I wanted to sit down and write a quick blog post as I won't have opportunity to do so for a while. We won't be back home until late on January 2nd.
Yesterday was a mixture of excitement, over indulgence in sugar, smiles, chaos, hugs, moments that seemed to have jumped out of a cancelled sitcom, and a whole lot of tired! That's Christmas for ya isn't it. :)
All of our boys were very pleased with their grandma's generosity yesterday. Her gift choices for them were so perfect for each one. Although they each received things that captivated their interest greatly, I have one boy in particular who was over the moon excited with his gift.
My Jay got his drum set, which he has been wanting for months. And yes, it was with mommy and daddy's permission. :)
I will leave you with the cake creation that Dave made to celebrate Christ's birth with his family. Love to you all!


creative gal said...

Have a blast with your family! Love the cake! :o) Merry Christmas!!

Aspiemom said...

Wishing you a safe and pleasant trip and a wonderful time with your family! Merry Christmas!

sara said...

since I have a percussionist in my house, I love that he got a drum set!!!

Enjoy your week with you fam!

Sara@ Butterville said...

Drums ROCK! Butter got a guitar and Roo got a drum set last year...would you believe they are still beautiful and in working condition. I tuck them away when "friends" come over though.
Have a great trip!
It's SO good to be back and visiting you all again!
I didn't get a chnace to say it but MERRY CHRISTMAS!

AmandaHoyt said...

Have a great trip and Merry Christmas, Wendi!
Hugs and prayers,

Smilingsal said...

At my house, we always have a Happy Birthday, Jesus cake with candles, and we all sing. When my grandchildren got into their teens, I suggested stopping it. They protested loudly that it was TRADITION and we could not stop. (Warms a grandma's heart.)

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

Hope you have a great trip! Tell everyone hi for me. We will miss you while you are gone.

Did you get ear-plugs with the drum set? :)

dani said...

travel safely; and enjoy every second with your family, wendi:)
ps enjoy the quiet, too, while you're gone because i expect it to be a little louder than usual at your house upon your return:P

Beth in NC said...

I hope you have an awesome time with your family! And I love the cake! I wish I had planned ahead and prepared a birthday cake.

Enjoy your trip!

Kari Dawson said...

Oh that cake was awesome! I hope your Christmas was a blessed one! I hope you made it out of MI's slippery cities okay as well!

Heather of the EO said...

Merry Christmas! I hope your trip went well.

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

Hope you have fun with family!
Merry Christmas Happy New year!!

Tracy said...

Hope you have a wonderful, wonderful visit with your family. Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos. Looks as though you now have your own little drummer boy! (My son is a percussionist, too!) I absolutely love the birthday cake for Jesus...precious. Blessings in the new year!

Amanda said...

hope your trip is a blast! looks like you had a delithful Christmas morning...i love that so many others have the same birthday cake for Jesus tradition!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with family!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh my word, seeing that drumset brought back a rush of memories - my little brother got a very similar set when he was just a little older than Jay, and he was in heaven. How very cool - did you get it on video when he first realized what it was?

Dave is super talented with his cake decorating skillz. :) Where did he learn all that? What a fantastic tradition.