Tuesday, January 6, 2009

After Christmas--Dealing with the Chaos

Christmas you came and went so quickly! Thank you for allowing us to fly to Seattle without being rerouted or stuck on a snowy mountain pass. Thank you for the 24 family members all snuggled (perhaps too closely?) in one house. I also want to compliment you on the gorgeous scenery you provided--tree branches coated in ice and snow and snowflakes bigger than I ever remember seeing before.

However, I want to request that you do me a few favors next year...Could you please help me to unpack when I return? I'm still trying to do laundry and find places for our new treasures. Could you help me to remember to turn to the side for the family photo? Not only did I just have a baby, but all of my in-laws are as big around as one of my thighs--we don't need photo documentation of this. Could you also provide my kids with super immune systems so that they could come home without colds? And, lastly, I'd appreciate it if you could get the US Postal service to deliver my mail that they saved.

I would post some pics of this glorious vacation, but I don't have any to share. I'm waiting for copies from my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. I didn't bring my camera and they take a lot better photos than me anyway.

However, I can post, for your enjoyment--video of the littlest Pete with his smiles and giggles which have recently become more frequent. Aren't babies wonderful?

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9 comments:

Melissa said...

AHHH! I know how you feel! I am going crazy over here trying to unpack, clean, wash clothes, fold clothes, blah,blah,blah. Not to mention trying to find places for our millions of new things! I don't even want to think about taking down the decorations. What a mess! Hope you had a good christmas!

Lacey said...

It makes me glad I stayed here! Love the little video of Eli..he is still looking like Ryanna!

Lara said...

That's actually my favorite part of Christmas. The aftermath. It forces me to clean out, throw away, and get organized! It feels good.

Good luck with all you have to do!

JenW said...

seriously, i just returned from IKEA with storage for avery's room...she definitely needs it. ah...the chaos...gotta love it. good luck my friend.

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peachytiffers said...

I love his little dimple!! Baby sounds are so cute!

rachel said...

Hey Audrey! I hope the kids are feeling better. Nothing like sick kids on top of a list of stuff to get done. Eli is too cute. Babies are wonderful!!

Lyndsey said...

you are cracking me up! it was fun to see you guys!

Marisa said...

Your newest pete is just as cute as the rest. Does he have a little dimple? So cute, never noticed. Hope to see you soon!