We had a wonderful Christmas weekend in Colorado. Yesterday we went up to Fort Collins to spend the day with Jay and Melissa. Ben was beyond excited to see uncle Jay. In fact, he had two separate meltdowns when he thought we were going to Jay's and we weren't. Like, clinging onto the door handle and screaming "uncle Jay! Car!" kind of meltdowns...So, he was happy to spend the day there yesterday. And, he got a car from Aunt Sasa on the way home - which he LOVES! Best day ever for Ben.
This morning we woke up and had Christmas here at home - just the three of us. Ben was showered with gifts from all grandparents, aunts and uncles. Thanks to them we wont have to get him anything for months!!! He got books, toys, trucks, and even a new Yankees hat from Papa! Red Sox fans have to step it up quick or else this kid will be a full blown Yankees fan before we know it! ; )
Chris and I also got some fun gifts from Santa and family. My personal favorite is my new sunglasses and CD's for my car. I think Chris was pretty fond of his new iron from Christine and Lea. Seriously. He also made out pretty nicely with a new GPS for his car! I'm personally a fan of the needle point "go F yourself" that Cory made for him. HYSTERICAL!!
We lounged all day. We watched Home Alone, A Christmas Story, and part of Elf. And, I watched It's a Wonderful Life last night while Chris snoozed on the couch. We took a hint from A Christmas Story and ordered Chinese food for dinner tonight. Time to get back on the workout bandwagon tomorrow!! It's supposed to be mild and sunny all week outside, so hopefully we can get in some good walks.
It's definitely hard to be away from family this time of year, but we're happy to have our good friends here who take us in as family. And, of course, we have each other. And Skype. : )