Sunday, January 3, 2010
The Holidays with the Deardens
We were so dang lucky to have my family here in North Carolina for the holidays. It was a blast to have so much company in our little apartment. Everyone was accounted for except Stephen, but of course we talked to him on the phone from Mexico on Christmas Day. While they were here, there were numerous activities going on...my mom, my sister Melodie and I went to the mall to have our eyebrows done by the "magic eyebrow lady" (as I call her)and we also found an adorable new dress for my mom's birthday. Meanwhile, the boys were watching football and playing Madden on the Wii (which Bryant and Jay brought from Utah). My Dad, a saint, helped Eric with our vehicles issues...which were grave at that time, considering neither of our cars would start at the time they arrived! Thank you a million, dad. All parties were found eating delicious Christmas viddles, including a night of fondue and raclette prepared by my dear husband. Yum yum! We also played a lot of games, which was one of my favorite parts of having the family together. On Christmas Day, no one was found wanting for gifts...it was a total haul! Especially for Ethan and Libby, bless their spoiled little hearts! They looked super cute in their Christmas jammies from Gramma Pelfrey. I, personally, was extremely pleased with presents I unwrapped. Thank you so much, all!
On Christmas Day, after gifts, we drove out to the Outer Banks of NC and checked out the Wright Bros. Museum, the beach, and the local scene. After that we spent time in Virginia at Bucsh Gardens, which was hecka fun, especially since we got to ride the Griffon (refer to my previous post)! The other days we spent eating, playing games, chatting, eating, sleeping, playing with kiddies, etc.
It was just soooo great to have my family here. We loved it so much and we hope you did too!
Thanks for coming!
(Refer to my facebook page for more pix)