We had a GREAT Christmas and Christmas vacation in Arizona at my parents. We were there for 10 days, so instead of boring you with details, I will give you a Beta Recap (i.e. - no fluff) of our Christmas and trip. Then, I will follow it up with LOTS of pictures =)
Christmas is coming. Children getting excited. Lots of baking. Lots of wrapping. Packing for trip. Gift arrived from China - Christmas Miracle! School parties. Lots of sugar. Children even more excited. Christmas Eve at Grammy's. Aunt Lily loving. Yummy food. More Sugar. More excited. LOTS of presents. Even more excited. Nice Candlelight Christmas Eve Service. Santa is coming. Children about to pop with excitement. Children sound asleep - Christmas Miracle! Santa came. Stockings stuffed. LOTS of presents under the tree. Frantic packing. Racing to the airport. Soaring through the sky. Anna getting restless. Flight arrives an hour early -- Christmas Miracle! MORE presents at Grandma's house. Still on NJ time. Up early. No coat wearing. Grandma's cooking. Waistline expanding. Hiking up a mountain. Hiking up a mountain again. Dinner with Aunt and Uncle. Waistline expanding. Boondoggle to San Diego. Enjoying new sites on the way. Anna is fussing. Glasses throwing. Glasses sliding. Glasses falling. Glasses crunching as the elevator goes down. Loving on Sweet Ella Grace. Zoo. Good food enjoying. Breakfast with Cousin. Waistline still expanding. Return to AZ. Soaking up the warmth and sun. Lots of swimming. Geocaching. More swimming. More Grandma's cooking. Waistline about to pop. Racing to the airport. Soaring through the sky. FREEZING! Home sweet home! Retrieve Maggie. Hugs, Kisses, Wags all around. Mess assessing. Mess ignoring. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Anna Banana Pants is our third child who has a little something extra...an extra 21st chromosome. Having a child with Down syndrome is not the life sentence that many believe it to be. In fact, it is the probably the greatest blessing we have received as a family. This blog is about Anna, and our everyday family life.