Can't believe Christmas is this week! We are so excited! And super excited to be going home to Utah to see our families!
December has been a long month for our family in regards to Tim's schedule. He's been working a lot...like 86 or 92 hours some weeks (fortunately per the law he had a vacation week squeezed in there so his monthly average came to 77 hours a week...he's not supposed to exceed 80). Anyway...Sunday we were craving some daddy time so we drove down to the county hospital and snuck in some time. And because he was at the county hospital we even got to go to the resident work room.
Tim was post call on Monday which worked out perfectly so he could come to our Gingerbread House FHE I had planned with our favorite friends, the Wrights! It was a perfect way to start the week. The kids had so much fun. I think Kate spent almost an hour on her house!
Tuesday I finished Henry's stocking! Yay! What a relief! I can't believe I left it to the week before but I got it done and even had a few days to have it hang with the others. I sent this picture to my mom and got teary... for some reason it just hit me how fortunate we are to have 5 stockings to hang.
We enjoyed some fun and friend time at the Children's Museum.
And I just loved this picture I snapped of Millie playing during quiet time.
We planned to leave for Utah on Thursday after work and drive part way to Mesquite, NV. Tim got home at 6:40pm. As soon as he walked in we loaded up the kids and hit the road. Millie fell asleep within 15 minutes and Henry was asleep by 7:30pm. Our drive was really quiet (other than Kate waking up and having a 20 minute night terror) and we made it to Mesquite without much trouble.
Then Friday, other than seriously almost running out of gas near Cedar City, Utah because we somehow spaced filling up with gas, our drive was smooth. My kids are so awesome and I'm always so relieved and proud at how well they travel.
Friday we got to check out Tim's brother's new house and then we all got together for Gingerbread House decorating and a pizza party at Grandma and Grandpa B's.
Kate setting up cookies for Santa before heading to bed. Then we did our magic.