Friday, January 12, 2007

West Virginia Recap

We were able to go to West Virginia for Christmas and we were so excited about that. We hadn't been since last Christmas, so it had been awhile since I'd seen my family. No one (except my immediate family) had seen Maricela. We were long overdue for a trip. We got in on Christmas Eve and stayed until January 4th. It was a nice little break. We got to hang out, see the fam, do fun things, forget about school... It was great.

Christmas Day we opened presents at my Mom's, then had a great big turkey dinner. Later that night we went over to Memmie's (my Mom's mom). We had a huge Italian feast and then opened some more presents. Grandma (my Dad's mom) came with us and we all had a lot of fun. However, Keith dropped our camera halfway through the night, and it broke. We couldn't take any more pictures for the rest of the trip. Luckily, Amya had brought her camera, so we did get a few on some other days.

The girls made out like bandits!! They were so pleased with all their presents and have been playing with them non-stop since we've been back.

These first three are pics of the girls opening presents at our house before we left. Amya asked Santa for a journal for Christmas (we thought that was pretty cool) and she was really excited to get it.

Here's Elena getting yet another princess dress. I think the count is up to ten!

Here's Téa with all her loot after it was over. She was excited to get a dress-up dress of her own.

Here's Maricela opening a present. She was really into the wrapping paper. ;P

Elena got a pair of Princess roller skates from my mom and dad. She tried them out on the carpet for about 5 minutes, then said she was ready to go outside and try them on the street. Um, I don't think so.

Uncle Ben got Keith a Tevya hat for Christmas. In case you don't know, he's from Fiddler on the Roof. Keith had never seen it before, and then watched it one day and was SO into it. He wanted to be Tevya for Halloween, he said we needed another daughter because Tevya has five daughters... So Ben was really excited to give him this hat. I'll have to take a picture when Keith dresses up like him.

While there, Keith and I went to 2 Marshall basketball games with my Grandma. Marshall's basketball team has been losing quite often, but they won both the games that we went to!! That was pretty exciting. And we got our picture taken with Marco (the buffalo).

My dad has lost some weight and while we were there, he put on a little fashion show for us. He was trying on all his old disco clothes. That was pretty funny!

Keith got sad while we were there. Amya got a CD player from my mom for Christmas and she was listening to it all the time. Then my sisters showed her this website to play games on, to make money to "buy" things. I don't know. Anyway, she was on that constantly. Keith was sad cause he realized that she's growing up.

Well, Keith's calling me to come down to help with the kids. So I'll be back later to add the rest of the pictures. TTFN!


ingrid said...

I have been checking your blog from time to time and so glad that you are posting again. It sounds like you had a fun Christmas trip! By the way, I sent you a Christmas card, and I hope I had the right address! We miss you!

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