well, there isn't much more to tell about our christmas trip except that it was fantastic! we got 2 feet of snow within 3 days and were pretty much snowed in on christmas day (not that we had anywhere to go).
every single member of the family slept under the same roof on christmas eve, which meant there wasn't a room in the house that wasn't occupied. my mom made a fabulous spread for christmas eve, as well as a turkey dinner with all the trimmings on christmas day. we played games, watched movies, went tobogganing, celebrated tristan's birthday on boxing day (we went to white spot for dinner where he got his first ever pirate ship meal!) and just enjoyed being together.
having had such a close call with not being able to make it there made me realize just how much the small stuff doesn't matter. so what if tristan didn't really get used to sleeping in a new place till the end of our trip, waking up around 5 times nearly every night...so what if josh and tristan both came down with colds...so what if tristan's 5:30am mornings threatened to wake up the rest of the household, leaving us prisoners to the basement for hours...none of this seemed really significant to me because we had made it!! all that really mattered to me was that my family was all together for the first christmas in 5 years. and the memories i have treasured away in my mind are all happy ones.
andy, cara and sarah tobogganing!
my dad went out on christmas day to measure the snow. it was just under 2 feet at this point and it snowed all day the next day as well.