Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ho, Ho, Ho

Merry Christmas!!
Hope everyone had as much fun as we did (all week long).

We spent a weekend up north through the big storm of the year stuck between Spanish Fork and Provo for an hour on an icy overpass as we watched in the mirror, cars sliding out of control behind us. Followed that up with our handsome little devil being a StAr in the Christmas play at church. Say Cheese!

We then spent Sat. night with grams and gramps opening up all there fun gifts to the boys and enjoying the ever delics meal of machaca. A definite family favorite and tradition since I was young.
Grams continues to surprise us with her will to make Christmas Eve exactly how we have always remembered even though she is more fragile. Last year she was in the hospital and care center at this time and we weren't sure if she was going to make it. She stuck it through and made it back home to gramps and the dogs!

On Tuesday we piled in the car to make an exciting journey to CALI! So um, yah, got a little off course when we took the wrong exit at the last minute in the middle of rush hour on a 5 lane freeway. I was subject to some profanity, but I can't blame my babe. We (mostly me)calmly got off on the next exit and got back on track.
All 6 of us stayed snuggly in our 2 Queen bed hotel room and experienced the pitter patter of 3 year old feet in our face or back for 4 nights. I know someday I will be grateful for that closeness!

*We were hosted with the mostest by the coolest uncle and aunt around and ate and drank sooo good!* Spent some good q.t. catching up with cousins that are like your closest friends. *Went to the beach and froze our buns off, but loved every second of it. *Got spanked at Marie calendars for the Christmas morning buffet that cost us $18.99 a person and tasted like hoggie slop:(
The weather was cold, but you can
't beat the warmth of the love from the fam.!

On the way home we were stuck in what we thought should have been a severe storm or 20 car pile up, but it was merely the wonderfullness of holiday travelers all with California license plates headed back to Utah at the very same time as us. WEIRD!!!
What should have been a 6 hour drive turned into 12, with an adorable 3 year old taking his first man pee into a bottle because we couldn't even pull off the road for a potty and a grown women (me) squatting alongside the car on a desolate exit ramp because every bathroom had a line-up like purgatory on Friday night.

These are the days of our lives and this is what makes holidays so much dang fun!

Gotta love the gifts from the Lord and all that we have to be thankful for. What would we be if it wasn't for all that he has done?!


MKTaylor said...

Oh Kerra, again as always, I love seeing life through your eyes! I wish that I was half as funny as you! I hope you have a great New Year!

Alicia Dabney said...

Ha ha, you crack me up Kerra! Loved your recap. =)

The Cavalieri Family said...

I was going to ask why no picture of the squat...then I found one!

Jayci said...

I love hearing stories told by Kerra. You make everything so much funnier! I'm seriously so glad you blogged about Dylan's first man pee! Merry Christmas!

Camille said...

That last pic is REAL classy! Sounds like tonz of fun! Especially the 6 people to one bed- I do that pretty much every nght with Christian & Sage. But you did get some cute pics of you guys on the beach!
Oh and BTW.. That pics of the 8 of us, I LOVE that pic because of the face your pulling. It makes me laugh!

Keely said...

Oh man...I about died laughing when I saw your squatting picture!!! Too dang funny! :) And I can't believe Dylan could actually pee in a bottle...inside a car!! Good job Dylan on not just going in your pants!!
I love that picture of the 3 of you on the beach...but were your feet freezing? It made me cold just looking at them :)
And Dylan looks as cute as ever as the Star!! I just love that little guy!
Love and miss you guys!

Thanks for ALL the help with Megan. IWe appreciate it more than you know! :)

Meladie said...

I love reading all your posts...if only I was as funny as you! I love it! Looks like a great holiday week...oh, and I also was looking for the squatting pic like Nicole...glad you didn't disappoint! :)

The Johnson's said...

I get the BEST laughs everytime I come to your blog!!! Your stories are the greatest!! I'm glad you had a fun Christmas WEEK!!!

Melanie said...

Classic!! Love the post...sounds like you guys had a great Christmas...thanks for sharing. Luv ya for the laughs you always give me!!!

holli said...

Only you would post the pic of you squatting on the side of the road. I am so proud of Dylan for taking his first pee in the bottle. I bet he thinks that you are the coolest mom for letting him do that. I am so glad that you guys had a great Christmas! BTW.....thanks for the very cute Birthday and Christmas presents, I loved them. Love You Guys Very Much! Holls

The Grantham Family said...

Thanks for the good read! You never let me down....sounds like the trip to never forget!!

Teeples Family said...

I am dyin laughin! I can't believe your hubby actually took a pic of you squatting! LOVE IT!!!

Nanette said...

I can't believe you let Justin take a picture of you squatting and then posted it. You crack me up! What an adventure! Glad you had a great holiday!!

Megan Andersen said...

Hey have no shame there...we have all peed outside on the road a time or two. Glad to see you had a great holiday!

Marcae said...

I am DYING!!! I had to look at the picture twice to see if you really did it. Sure enough....you did. You go girl. Thanks for sharing!
Happy New Year!

Amberlee said...

Great pics, you are bee-u-t-i-ful. You make me laugh. :) hey... send me your email address I am goin private, I need to add you to the list.

Stocks Family said...

Looks like you had a lot of excitement through the Holidays! Great pictures!!!

Cortney Stucki said...

Happy new years i was sad we didn't party with you this year love you