When we moved here, we had come to terms with the fact that we would not be able to come home for Christmas, and we were fully prepared to spend the holidays alone (even though we knew we would miss being home with everyone)
Then some of Santa's little elves (pictured below) came along and graciously offered to fly us home for the holidays. We are so thankful for this gift!
It was really important to them (as it is to us) that we be there, since my brother Brian's family will be there from New Jersey, my sister Marianne will be there from Washington D.C., and my sister Danielle's family will be there from San Francisco. This will be our first Christmas all together in years!
We will be home for two glorious work-less and school-less weeks!
We also have two little nuggets that we have yet to meet . . .
Our Nephew Asher who was born in July
And our niece Chloe who was born in October
We are excited for the following as well:
To be in cold enough weather that we can wear our jammerz from last year
Our bed - we took the comfy queen that we have in
Utah for granted before we moved here to our springy, squeeky full.
(This isn't really our bed at home, but you get the idea - mind you, it's sitting in a room with the perfect temperature for sleeping, rather than a sweaty studio)
Our baby Winslow wearing one of his many Christmas sweatersPlaying Sequence, Scum, Settlers of Catan, Killer Bunnies, and Mario Parties with Tanya's very competitive family! Tanya misses them, this is the longest she has gone without seeing them.
Hopefully going snowboarding if we can find a way to make it happen
The list goes on and on.