Just wanted to record Christmas at our house since we leave all of our lights and snowmen behind tonight. It all starts in Newport, where we spend this weekend with Lacy, Joe and their kids. We're staying at the Marriott villas and visiting with Mike and Mel. Ross and I will get to make a stop to see his sister Brooke, her hub Taylor, and boys since they just made the big move to San Clemente where he's BUYING an Orthodontic Practice!!!!!!!! Big deal eh? I'M so excited that they'll be just a few miles from my sister in Laguna so we can see both in one trip.
After Newport... on to San Diego, for a week of all-of-us-in-one-house-fun at my parent's house. I can't wait. There is just nothing like waking up and going to sleep in the same house. The late night stories you wouldn't have gotten around to, and the after-kids-go-to-sleep movies, and the bed-head, and the cousin-chaos.... it makes the family-of-four-in-one-room all worth it. (Sometimes hyphens just make me happy, so kill me.)
After that week... (you thought it was over didn't you?) Lacy and Joe and the kids come back to our house for another WHOLE WEEK! I feel like normal life with normal responsibility is SO far away starting.... tonight. Hooray! Merry Christmas! I'm sure I'll be back (to the blog) before then, but just in case....
(oh and the last picture is Sophia, wearing her reindeer antlers, drawing/writing her letter to Santa wherein she reiterates what she's been telling me for a couple of weeks now, she wants a lollipop for Christmas, "no more, no less" she got that from Henry on Oswald.... "only three marshmallows in my hot chocolate... no more no less" -- her new favorite line...)