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Christmas!!

We went to Colorado for Christmas this year. We decided to fly since the past two years we got stuck because of the weather. We had to wake up at 2:45 am to make it to the airport in time. I wasn't feeling well that morning (of course since morning sickness is still affecting me at 22 weeks!) so Brandon went and asked the ticket taker if expectant mothers get to board with families with children. EVEN BETTER! We got to board with the people with disabilities! We got to board the plane before anyone else. So we got to pick our seat.

We picked the first row. This was my first time in the front row on a plane ever.


Pregnant= disabled. I love it!
We then got to have a get together with some of my very best friends in Colorado. We exchanged white elephant gifts and talked for hours.

I got a nutcracker and it made me so happy! I seriously asked for Christmas decorations for Christmas. So this was perfect.

We had to wear our awesome sweaters.
April and Trevor and Canon and their white elephant gifts.
Left to right: Gardner, he is living in New York cutting hair... Kara, she is living in Denver teaching Kindergarten... April, she is living in Denver teaching yoga and is a Thai masseuse. Then me, pregnant, large, and in charge!
Christmas Eve we went to our annual dinner... Chinese food!

Brandon decided to finish off the soup.

We then drove around to look at Christmas lights. Here we are in the middle of downtown Littleton.
Christmas was amazing. We were all spoiled.

The presents were exploding in the living room. Can you find us?!

Christmas Eve Pajamas.

Brandon worked extra hours to make some extra money to afford this for me. A Mac Book Pro! It is so nice I am afraid I will ruin it! He also sewed this amazing laptop case for me.

We got my parents "proud new grandparents" shirts. It will be the first grandchild on my side!

Brandon and his duffel bag shaped like a Lego piece!

Family in aprons.

Enjoying our presents.

My little sister got a car! She got a Honda civic. Now all 3 of us girls have civics. So precious.

We then went shopping, ate a ton and went bowling!


This was the first game and I won! Brandon wasn't happy. I then won the second game as well! My score for the second game was 122! Who knew I could bowl? Cuz I sure didn't!


Family.Hubby and me.
Sisters.

April joined us.
Parentals.

When we returned, I soaked up all the time I could with Brandon before he had to go back to school or out of town for work. We hung out every night and it was SOOO amazing.

We went to dinner and got frozen yogurt.


We had 2 groupons to this yogurt shop that was 45 minutes from our house. So we used both and seriously got like a gallon of yogurt!
We then went to dinner (sushi... yum!) and to Tron 3D.
Then I gave Brandon a haircut. I have been begging him to let me try to cut it for months now. He has been very hesitant. I have never used hair-cutting scissors so this was my first time. But I finally convinced him. He said he loves it and wants me to cut it every time now on. HAHA!




Also I wanted to update everyone. I found out that I do have a blood clot in my leg. It is behind my left knee. It is painful and has given me some ugly and permanent varicose veins. I have to wear compression stockings everyday (I can't stand them) but they help with the swelling. It still hurts all day, but it is less painful with the stockings on. Here are some pictures of what my ankle looks like.
That is it! I will try to update more frequently now that I have a computer of my own!

4 comments:

Paul & Rachel said...

love your new blog background!
hello - one of these times you're in denver we have to go grab some eats or something! and macbook pro? i'm uber jealous! love the laptop cover - brandon is a man of many talents!

Kelsi Fullmer said...

You have a blood clot! Why! :( I hope you are okay, thats no fun. Looks like such a fun christmas you look so dang cute!

Kaylinn said...

I love reading all the little tid-bits about your life. Very fun. And congrats on your new computer, that is VERY exciting. Kudos to brandon.

Melissa said...

I'm so happy for you Steph (besides the blood clot of course!). Those frozen yogurts remind me of when we went to Boulder Chill! Thanks for all your supporting messages lately, you have no idea what it means to know I'm not the only person to feel this way. But on the plus side you have so many great things going on right now that there is SO much to look forward to!! You are a very cute disabled prego haha Miss you and sending you lots of love!