Thursday, January 04, 2007

Home again, home again

It is so good to be home! We arrived Tuesday night after several set backs. We decided to fly to Texas at the last moment (thanks to my grandmother giving us some of her miles). We were about to leave for the airport last Friday when we received a phone call telling us our flight had been canceled and we had been booked on a later one. So, we sat around for another hour before leaving for the airport (which, thankfully, is a mere 15 minutes away). When we got to the airport, we found out that the flight was also canceled and the entire DFW airport was shut down because of tornadoes. So, we packed up our car and headed home to return to the airport by 7am the next morning. After sitting on the runway in Arkanasas for 30 minutes and then again once we reached Dallas, we finally saw my family.

We had a nice trip with my family....busy as usual, but very nice. I was sick on New Year's Day...all day! I was glad to be sick while around a lot of family so they could take care of Nora (especially Matthew who was "super parent" for the day). Nora got a lot of cute toys, including a rocking horse (that wouldn't fit on the will have to be delivered later). Matthew and I also got many wonderful gifts. It was really good to see my family!

We spent yesterday taking down our Christmas decorations and getting everything back to normal. I am always sad to see the Christmas stuff go back into the attic. We did rearrange our living room some. Now, my once "Pottery Barn"/"Restoration Hardware"-esque living room has a "toy corner". I am giving in and not fighting the battle any longer. Nora has too many toys to shove them all in a room in the back of the house. I mean, come on, we LIVE in our living room, so she should also be a part. I really think she likes it. This morning, she crawled right over the corner and sat playing for about 20 minutes.

So, our life is getting back to a routine and I am so glad! I love traveling, but love being home even more. I also love my little family of three and I am glad to have us back. I hope everyone else is enjoying 2007! (By the way...only 23 more days are left in my 20's and I am not handling it very well!)


Ashley said...

Yeah! I'm glad you're home! I feel like it took a week just to morph out of Christmas! And I am not going to be in my 20's much longer, either! It's OK. Nothing wrong with being 30-year old hot mamas!

Jim and Sara said...

I remember being a bit down when I turned 30. I felt at first that it was a monumental milestone, but after the day was over, I was 30 and it wasn't that really depressing anymore.

Glad you had a good Christmas..sounded extremely eventful.


Supabloggasuprememama said...

I feel your pain with the whole toy corner thing. booo toys. why cant they make them in colors that blend nicely?? ;) glad yall had a safe trip and a nice holiday,and enjoy your last 2o something days. remember, you have arrived...

Julie said...

glad you guys got home safely. enjoyed getting to hang out with y'all on new year's was the black eyed pea pizza?

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