Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas with A

 Earlier in the month, we went to see A for our December visit with her.  One thing we did together was put up this little Christmas tree.  The week before we had set up a Christmas tree with K, C, and J.  It was a difficult time for CK since he missed putting up a tree with A.  So, I bought this little two foot tree and stuck it in my suitcase and took it with me to Missouri, along with some lights and A's ornaments.  It was so fun to decorate together.  I am glad we did it.

 We try to find hotels with indoor pools since A loves swimming so much.  This one had one, although it was extremely cold.  I was only in there for a couple of minutes.  A and CK have fun together and I was happy to be the photographer!

 Sunday, after church we opened presents.  A was so excited it was difficult for her to wait.  We talked of the true meaning of Christmas and then showed our love for each other through our gifts.

 It was so much fun.
 It was difficult to say good-bye.  We love our A.  She is such a dear part of our family.  We are excited to see her again in January!  :)
Side note:  CK and I got up at 4 am and left to go on an early-morning flight home.  We got on the plane, pushed away from the gate....and then the problems started.  First, the power went out, then an engine died.  After being on the plane for an hour and a half, they determined the plane was not safe and we all sat in the airport for hours until they could get us another plane.  It was a long day.  It felt so good when we finally got home.

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