Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Peakin Christmas 2011

Monday we celebrated Christmas with the Peakin side in Cedar Rapids. It was such a great, relaxing time. The kids (that title includes Sean, Mike and Travis) played outside, we ordered food from HyVee so there was no food preparation stress or mess, we chatted, we just hung out. It was great!

I didn't take many pictures at our Peakin Christmas. It wasn't for lack of cuteness surrounding us, that's for sure! I may have had my hands full taking care of some kiddos. ;)

I did manage to get a few cute pics though. :)

My cutie pie neice, Abby Cadabby!

Tate and Tyler spent a lot of time playing on their 3DS's. They both got MarioKart and loved it!

Tyler, Leah and Tate...

The kids loved their gifts!

Leah Lou...

Sweet Kayla...

Tate opening his MarioKart game from Nana and Papa!

All of us kids went together and got Pat and Linda a huge (20x30) canvas of our family to hang on their wall! We were so excited to give it to them. I think they liked it... :)

Thank you, Sara and Travis for hosting us!

From Cedar Rapids, Mike and Sarah, Leah and Kayla and our family headed to Dubuque to surprise the kiddos with an overnight stay at Grand Harbor Hotel and Waterpark! They were all over the moon thrilled and were bouncing off of the walls when we arrived! We ordered Pizza Hut right when we arrived and then headed down to the waterpark. It was so much fun to hang out and let the kids go wild. :) And go wild they did! I was EXHAUSTED by 9pm and was asleep before any of the adults. :) This is unheard of for me! We awoke bright and early and all headed down to the restaurant to eat breakfast before heading back to the waterpark. Believe it or not, I didn't take A SINGLE picture while at the hotel! I was pretty busy feeding, holding, changing a little one and doing a bit of napping. :) It didn't even cross my mind to pull the camera out! Darn it! Hopefully Sarah got a few pics of the night!

Upon our return from Dubuque, it was "get my house organized extraveganza". It was embarrassing how my house looked. I am feeling so much better now that things are put away. I haven't put Christmas away yet though! The tree and decorations will stay up until after the new year. :)

1 comment:

Jamie S said...

I think it's perfect and wonderful to put the camera away sometimes. I have to make myself do it sometimes and it's good. Helps me more fully engage in the activities instead of the images of the activities. :) Thanks for your e-mail a while back. Sorry I haven't responded. Hope all is going well!!