I forget how traveling for a long period of time makes it so hard to get back into the groove of things when you get home. It has taken me a few weeks to get back into the routine, but I think I have finally got it. We've been quite busy since we got home, or at least I feel like we have. Here are a few things that we have done. We still don't have a camera, so pictures from this post are compliments of Google Image Search :)
First we turned this:
(This actually looks way better than the chair we had. Ours was in worse condition and much older)
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I left Oklahoma on Thursday afternoon. I hadn't been feeling well all that day, but nothing too bad. I was flying by myself because Josh left the day before (flying standby and didn't want to chance not making it to the wedding). My flight out of Oklahoma City was delayed, I didn't think much of it. I already had a three hour layover in Vegas and thought that it would just cut into that time. Once I got on the plane, my cold or whatever it was hit me hard. I sneezed the whole flight and felt AWFUL! Luckily I had some Puffs Plus with Lotion tissues, but only enough for that flight. I felt so bad that as soon as I walked off the plane in Vegas, I went straight to the little shop and spent a ridiculous amount on money on medicine and the cheap tissues that hurt my nose. My flight into Salt Lake was then delayed too. I didn't get into Salt Lake until about 1am (3am my time)! Not only was I exhausted but not feeling well at all. We stayed the night at Josh's aunt and uncles (thanks Jordan and Melissa). Josh had gotten sick too, so we stopped and loaded up on NyQuil and the good tissues! That night I slept in until I HAD to get up to get ready for the wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony in the Bountiful Temple. I felt bad though cause I was coughing and sniffling the entire time. It was so embarrassing, but I got through it. Then pictures, it was soo cold. I don't know how Becca did it without a coat! I was freezing and we were out there for quite a while. After pictures at the temple, we headed to the luncheon. It was really beautiful and great food. I could only eat a few bites though! Didn't really even eat my cake and that is just crazy for me! After a few bites, I went and found a little couch and took a nap. Then off to the reception and more pictures. The reception was at Becca's parents' GORGEOUS house! We were there for a little bit, but Josh and I left a little early. I slept all the way to Idaho and then slept til about 5pm the next day, getting up only to get some medicine ever couple hours. I felt so bad not spending time with Josh's family especially since we don't get to see them very often. I once again only got up to go to the reception. When we got back home, I went to bed and slept pretty much until we had to leave for the airport. I couldn't believe how much I slept that weekend! I don't think I have ever been that sick from a cold before! Sorry, now I'm just being whinny...
Anyways, it was an interesting weekend for me! But Josh and I are both so happy for Taylor and Becca! They are completely happy and we all LOVE Becca! She's great and they make a perfect match! Congrats you too! We love you guys!
So, I still didn't have my camera, so I stole some pictures from my sister-in-law's blog (Thanks Ashley!)
Here is Taylor & Becca coming out of the temple:
Friday, January 21, 2011
While we were there I met Darcy (Karri's baby) and Jenna (Dad & Nola's) for the first time. They are both super cute.
This is Darcy! She's adorable!
Shawnee holding Darcy:
James & Josh:
You will notice lots of pictures of Emmi...She was always ready to pose for a picture for me. She's so cute and I can't believe how big she is now!
This was just adorable. I wish I could have gotten a few better pictures of this, but here is Emmi (loving her picture being taken) kissing Darcy on the cheek. It was too cute!
When we got there, Stirling had a VERY VERY loose tooth but was nervous about losing it. We tried to get him to let us take it out, but he wouldn't let anyone near it. The one morning that Josh and I were watching the kids for Christine and Robby, Stirling is eating his cereal and hits his tooth causing it to just dangle there. After a few words of encouragement from Josh, Stirling finally lets Josh near it to finish taking it out. Here is Stirling with his front tooth missing and a few tears :)
Unfortunately, we didn't get to see much of Nathan and his family :( Nathan is super busy with working mandatory overtime and going to school full time. Plus both Nathan and Nichole were really sick. But here's Matthew, one of the CUTEST boys EVER!
Ok...Hang in there. I'm almost done. I thought about doing this in a few posts, but decided that I just needed to get it done or it may never happen...so one LONG post it is :)
On Monday, January 3 of 2011, Logan came home from serving a 2 year mission for our church in Ogden, Utah! We were sooo excited to see him! He is such a good brother and was an amazing missionary. He's all grown up now and actually mature ;) This was the first time all of the siblings were together in well over 2 years. He came home to some older and some new nieces and nephews and a new half sister! I think he may have been a little overwhelmed at the airport.
Here he is, right off the airplane:
I love this picture, except for the ugly OU banner in the background. I should have cropped it out...Here's Shawnee, Stirling, Logan, Christine and I! We were all so excited to see him especially Sitrling!
Logan and a very happy Mom!:
That night we had Christmas with my mom! Then the next night, Christmas with my dad! It was so nice to finally all be together again. It's great having Logan home! We missed him tremendously and glad to be able to call and text him all we want!
We all got PJs from my mom and Kylie had the cutest ones! Here is a picture of her in them. A little random to put it at the bottom, but too lazy to move it at this point.
We had such a fun time in Oklahoma, seeing all of my family and eating at all the places we love in Stillwater! Oh and it was pretty nice weather too! A nice break from the snow and COLD!
After leaving Oklahoma, we went straight to Idaho for Taylor and Becca's wedding...but that will have to be in another post :) which will hopefully come sooner rather than later...but no promises...