Thursday, February 25, 2010

Christmas 2009...Part 1

December 21, 2009 marked our 7th Anniversary! It's so hard to believe that that many years has already gone by. We are so excited for at least another 7...I love being married to my best friend! Each year we alternate planning something special for each other. I'm on the odd years and Alan has the even years. This year we did a few different things...
1. Kirra went to spend the day with Miss Shelly and we went shopping, ate The Melting Pot for lunch, and just enjoyed being together during the day.
2. I surprised him with an overnight stay at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City. We dropped Kirra off in Higgins Lake with Nana and Papa and headed north for a little "get away". It was a relaxing afternoon/night of just being us and celebrating all that God has blessed us with.
We headed back to Higgins Lake just in time for our annual Family Game night with the Micks/Mercers, Ashworths, Carrolls, McDonalds, and Zeneberg/Freudigmanns. Kirra surely loved her time with Uncle Eric, Uncle Alex and Aunty Beth!!!!

Our plan was to stay in Higgins Lake until Christmas Day, but the weather was not looking promising and we had to make it to Branson, MO in time to meet up with my sister's family for the rest of our Christmas break, so we packed the car quickly on Christmas Eve night and drove down to Grand Rapids for the night. We didn't have much of a Christmas dinner, since all we had was leftovers, but being together with my mom and dad was all we needed. On Christmas morning Alan and my dad went out to find anything they could that would resemble a yummy breakfast, but nothing was open. Kirra was able to open her gifts, and then use them as we packed the car to begin our long journey to Branson. ART was the theme for her Christmas...sticker books, an easel with paints, coloring books, markers, etc.

On Christmas Day we drove as far as we could through nasty snow storms and made it about half way to Branson. We ate at Denny's (the ONLY restaurant open for miles) and then relaxed in a hotel for the night. Papa and Kirra had some quality "bonding" time!

1 comment:

  1. Ha, we ate at Denny's on Christmas Day this year, too! We were also driving from the north that day...started in Boyne City and finished in St. Louis (where we had Denny's). Maybe we passed each other along the road somewhere...

    In other random news, it was my parents second year-in-a-row eating at Denny's on Christmas Day (they were travelling last year because of Judah's birth).