|Lucy and Es were exhausted after our 13 hour flight. |
This is Lucy at the LA Airport.
|The very first place we went with my sister Corinne and her husband Jason was to our |
favourite sushi place... BENTOS!!!
|Mick was super cute sledding with all of the kids... He was probably the most excited out of anyone.|
|Lucy smiling, all bundled up from the cold.|
|The veiw on the way up was UNBELIEVABLE!|
|On the way up to Mount Hood|
|Oooooh... A hallway in the Lodge... look out for little girl ghosts.|
|Me sitting inside the main area of the lodge...|
|Mick, all ready to hit the slopes...|
|Having a blast...|
Then it was off to Colorado where we got to see my parents at their new place as well as all the rest of my family, minus one sister. It was so wonderful to see everyone. A few days before Christmas we got hit with a ton of snow and Mick was thrilled.
|Mick and I after landing in the Denver, Colorado Airport|
|Outside my parent's, playing in the snow! Yay!!!|
|It snowed soooo much! Mick loved the novelty of having to scrape piles of snow |
off of the car, however, he told me that he knew if we lived there all the time
it would get old really fast!
In Colorado we got to have a lot of wonderful time without the kids, just as a couple... however we found that we still missed them so much. One night we were able to go into downtown Denver to see "The Nutcracker Ballet". It was gorgeous with snow on the ground everywhere and white lights in all of the trees... It seemed worlds away from hot, sunny Australia. We were litterally "walking in a winter wonderland"...
|An outdoor eating area. I just had to capture this image... It was beautiful!|
|Mick in downtown Denver|
|Opening new pj's on Christmas Eve|
|Mick opening his Ralphy pj's... I love that movie.|
|I saw this Aussie flag towel and just had to get it for him...|
|Mick couldn't believe how huuuuge American pizza's are!|
And so a few days after we were home, showered, rested and unpacked we finally got down to the business of Christmas with our kids...
|Sure enough... Santa came to Australia too!|
|Taylah is super excited about her skateboard!!|
|Lana and Taylah in their new church dress... They looked SO beautiful!|
|All the girls ready for church in their new dresses|
In the end, we had two wonderful Christmas's. We have wonderful memories of our time in America, but we are so happy to be home again with all our girls.
|Lucy, Carsen, Esther, and Taylah together again. (Lana was swimming with Daddy)|