Friday, January 4, 2008

Christmas in California

I know I'm a little late here, but I've been a busy girl!!! We just got back in town and I switched over my blog (so update your links!) and now I'm ready to update you on these past few weeks. Because of the lack of pictures, I'm going to skip over Brandon & Jess' wedding and move on to Christmas. (Wedding update is yet to come).

This Christmas was a little crazy. Jamin, Devin, and I celebrated Christmas on Sunday the 23rd because we were flying out for California early on Christmas Eve. It didn't quite feel right, but I still managed to get some cute pictures of Devin. He really liked opening up his presents...he just cared more for the wrapping than what was inside. (Do you like my super dead Christmas tree in the background???) We woke up early the next morning and flew to California. That's where Jamin's mom lives and his 3 youngest siblings. The other two flew out for Christmas as well so it was a HUGE family reunion and TONS of fun. Jacob (his youngest brother) had received his mission call in the mail and was waiting for everyone to get there before he opened it. So on Christmas Day after we picked up Jamin's sister from the airport and before we dropped off his brother's wife ( I confusing you yet?) for her flight, Jacob read his mission call in the airport. Tacoma, Washington! YAY JACOB!!!! We are super excited for him and know he will be an EXCELLENT missionary. Here is a picture of the whole gang during the 2 hours we spent together.

Most everyone, except Jamin's mom and Ed, got to meet Devin for the first time. He got to play with his cousin Austyn who happens to be the cutest, mildest, and best behaved little girl on the planet. She is 2, twice his age, and Devin is the same size. In fact, I'd be willing to bet he's bigger. Austyn had fun making Devin laugh and giving him kisses. We HAD to do the bath scene and it was a blast. Not only did they take great pictures (what is more important), but Devin had a first! He pulled himself up in to a standing position without my help! In the bathtub...where there is water...and it's slippery. That boy does everything backwards. But anyway...I know that was a milestone he was supposed to hit 5 months ago, but I'm still excited.

Aren't they adorable?!?! She was giving him a kiss in this picture! He wasn't too happy about it afterwards though. He is such a boy! The last day before we left we took a trip to the Children's Museum in Stockton. That is the coolest place ever. I've got to look up Dallas' Children's Museum...they are bound to have one. But this place had all kinds of educational stations for kids to learn and other cool places to play. We took a picture of the whole family in a bus. It was pretty comical.

Later that night Devin had another first. HE STARTED WALKING!!!! He would take off and walk across the room, turn around come back, completely controlled. I was so excited that I text my entire family to share the good news. Then the next morning, the kid wouldn't even stand up! He decided he didn't want to walk anymore and refused to use his legs. Even now, a week later, he won't really walk. Every once in a while he will walk across the room, but he mostly scales the walls like Spiderman and chickens out when he thinks about going on his own. So it's back to waiting. Argh...

1 comment:

Amy said...

Your new blog looks great! I'll switch the link right now. :) I wish I could have been in TX too--but we might be there this summer for an internship!! We'll find out in February. Happy New Year!