Yes Christmas time has come and gone. What did we do over Christmas? Here you'll get a glimpse. It involved making gingerbread houses. There was of course the hanging of the stockings. There was a lot of sleeping....not for me of course....I preferred staying up late to hang out and chat. The kids enjoyed plenty of quality time with their aunts and uncles who so graciously gave up their rooms for us to sleep in and played endlessly with our kids. We played laser tag....which has become a tradition...Daniel and Nathan obviously have no shame when it comes to their laser tag attire. It was great to get to see the Nelsons and their cute kids. A highlight that I can't skip over is eating at Chik-Fil-A at least 4 times while Daniel's parents and siblings babysat....so nice. Finally, I got to meet my new sister-in-law Lauren....what a treat. Very fun to meet her and get to see Tyler as well. It was sad to leave....Andrew broke down in tears when he got home....which made it even harder. He loves his time in Idaho especially his time with his uncles. Fond memories were made....but now it's back to reality! :)
ps...while in Idaho we contemplated who was the cheapest Ames....a title highly sought after. I'm not sure a conclusion was made but this might give you a clue. On the way home we thought about stopping at the Omaha zoo with our kids. After weighing the costs we decided to take our kids to Cabellas. After all, it has animals....and so what if they're dead and stuffed...it is free and who can argue with that?...not someone who is contending for The Cheapest Ames title.