Thursday, December 29, 2005

It's a Wonderful Life... and it's ours!

Oh, Have we been having fun at the Dahl House! We are so blessed!

Christmas was wonderful- The kids are at fun ages where everything was a hit- the gifts, the food... We played games, watched a movie and played with every toy they got. They gave us sweet gifts... and didn't get us up until 7:30! I thought that was pretty good...

The day after Christmas we hit Walmart for cheap wrapping paper (I 'bout ran out this year!) and were off to the farm to see cousins galore. All three of Jake's sisters and their families were there and the kids played together wonderfully. We opened gifts together and the next morning had cousin photos taken. It was a great visit and wonderful to see the sistas before they scatter across the nation again.

Yesterday was the best day of our Christmas Vacation so far. We had a "Mystery Adventure" which soon came to be called "Family Fun" Day. We headed south without telling the kids our destination. Of course they always shoot for the moon... "I know- we're going to DisneyWorld!!!" No, not quite, but it could be JUST AS FUN!!!!

We brought them to the Children's Museum (their first time at this one) where we all played for three hours! Then we loaded them up and went out for pizza (it's been a long time, so this was a major treat). We then headed to a McD's for hot fudge sundaes and playland (Mommy escaped at this point and went to Borders for an hour). Then we scooted back downtown for a movie. It was a great day- and we all had a blast just doing fun things together. The kids said it was the best vacation we had EVER had. ( and WE DROVE THESE KIDS CROSS COUNTRY last summer?!?) :)

Today was an at home day. I worked tonight- and could tell it had been awhile- I felt like a rookie! We're laying low the next couple of days. Playing board games, watching movies together and reading books. It's a wonderful life!


Possum Pearl said...

A wonderful life, indeed! Nice to hear that you and the family have been having a lovely holiday! *Warm fuzzies*

fannie said...

You inspire me to have some fun here at our house this year. With the move and all, I've been a party pooper about Christmas and fun. Just felt overwhelmed, if you know what I mean.
Glad you're sharing your fun times. :-)

Seversons said...

Sounds like you had a great mini-vacation! It sure is nice to have teacher husbands and get a nice sized break:) Mine goes back tomorrow...