Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas in Colorado with the Koettings

After Christmas with my family, we loaded up the car & began our trek to Winter Park, CO. We drove to Raton Christmas evening & had a lovely stay there. Isaiah did so well sleeping in a pull-out couch bed all by himself! Then, we drove the rest of the way to Snow Mountain Ranch, which is 12 miles past Winter Park. The drive was a bit challenging as I have now confirmed that Abigail gets motion sickness in the car. Thankfully she didn't get sick, but was very nauseous & let us know it by wining, crying and at times screaming. Needless to say, we were glad to arrive! Almost all of Dan's family celebrated Christmas there together! We didn't brave the nordic skiing, but the kids did partake in the sledding and ice skating. Otherwise, we did mostly indoor activities, including the arts & craft place, roller skating, and the indoor pool. It was a nice vacation with the family.

We returned to Amarillo via the Castle Rock Outlet Mall a few days before the 1st. I finally got all of the Christmas decorations down and in the garage last night!

It's hard to believe we were in Italy last year for Christmas and New Year's - it's fun to be out of town, but hopefully it will work out next year to just stay home!

Colby started school again today, which was a bit depressing for me. I don't really know why, but he was amazing during the break - so helpful and kind. He also became very lovey-dovey, always wanting to sit in your lap and be held. A different side of Colby that hasn't come out in a while, but it was really nice!

Abigail & Isaiah go back to preschool and mother's day out tomorrow while I get to go back to work. So, here goes another crazy semester!

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