So, the last few weeks were very busy for us. We spent the weekend before Christmas in Indianapolis with my family. We played Super Bowl Monopoly and went downtown to look at the lights on Saturday night. I had the interesting experience of standing between two amatuer jugglers throwing "knives" around me on the circle downtown. Then on Sunday we watched the Sunnyside Road Christmas cantata, in which Mom and Dad were singers. That evening we opened gifts with the family, had a good lasagna dinner (thanks Mom) and played Sequence. On Monday morning we had breakfast at Nana and Papa's and got to meet Brad's new dog, Peanut. For pictures from this first part of the holiday, go here:
On Monday afternoon we headed to Terre Haute. That night we went to the First Southern Christmas Eve service. Kyle and Kim arrived late that night. On Christmas monring Ruby woke up very early (6 AM). Lindsay and I had her open her three books with just the three of us before everyone woke up. Once the other were up, we ate breakfast then opened presents. Later that day, many guests came over to their house for a Chstimas lunch. That night we watched "National Treasure" at the movie theater. It was actually a pretty good movie. For pictures from this part of the holiday go here:
We spent a few more days in Terre Haute. For more pictures, go here:
On Friday morning, Ruby left Terre Haute with Grandma and Grandpa to go visit Gigi and Pop in Indianapolis. That evening we went to the rehearsal for Adam and Jessica's wedding in Terre Haute. Then we went to Olive Garden as part of our third anniversary celebration. That night we stayed in the new Hilton in Terre Haute. It wasn't as nice as we had hoped, but it was okay. On Saturday we sang three songs at the wedding then headed to Indianapolis to pick up our little girl. We ate at Don Pablo's with the family then headed back home.
On Monday night we celebrated the new year with our small group and some others with dinner at Don Pablo's. We rang in the new year as a couple in our own house while Ruby was asleep...nothing much. That also marked our third anniversary as a married couple. Things are a little stressful with us right now and we've had more care-free times, but we still love each other more than ever. I hope that this year will find us happy, content and blessed.
All in all, we had a good holiday season with our families!