Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas in Iowa

Merry Christmas! We have had a fun Christmas break so far! Taylor and Brynne both got our of school on the 19th and dont go back until the 5th! We decided to stay in Iowa for Christmas due to being poor students :) We decided to use some of our Christmas money from our families to take a overnight trip to Chicago. We found a cheap hotel near Navy Pier, and were excited for a fun trip. Well this trip didnt go exactly as planned, it included alot of rain, subway instead of famous Chicago cuisine, a TON of trafic, and spending a fortune on parking. All and all we decided it would be o.k. if we never went back and it was a lesson in Murphy's law.We did however have a few fun moments in the Museum of science and industry and the planetarium, we will focus on those haha!

 On Christmas eve Taylor and I spent the day cooking a German Feast, and then having some friends over to eat it. We had so much fun at our Christmas Eve party! We finally got the kids to bed with their annual Christmas Medicine a.k.a melatonin. (After the fiasco of 2012 where Brynne was so excited she stayed up all night at made herself sick.) I love getting everything ready on Christmas eve, presents wrapped, etc. Everything is so exciting again to experience from our Children's eyes!

 The kids woke up at 6:45 a.m., not too bad! They were so excited about everything from the presents they asked for santa and they seemed to think everything else was Icing on the cake! Anndi loved being in the middle of the commotion and found lots of Chocolate laying on the floor, she was a happy camper and so cute to watch her first Christmas! Christmas was a nice day and we spent it watching new movies, riding new scooters, applying makeup, playing with all their new toys and kindle! To top it all off we went over to some friends house for a fantastic dinner. The best part of the day, no waiting in Trafic haha!

 We have been enjoying sleeping in and naps. Taylor and I have even gone on two dates which is unheard of lately! We have played a little raquetball and have been taking advantage of the Childwatch at the YMCA. We wish we could have seen family, but are grateful for the friends we have been able to spend it with in Iowa!