Saturday, January 03, 2009

Kansas for the Holidays

We have been in Kansas since the 13th of December. Mom and Dad flew to Washington DC shortly after we arrived. But you can read the update on their blog about that trip.

It has been a lot of fun spending time with family. There have been endless games of Hand and Foot with a few rounds of Mexican Train, Fives, and Up Words mixed in.

We parked the camper at Dad's sister Sandy's house so they get to have their 'house'. I got to move into Grandma's house with my own room.

Christmas Eve Mom and I drove in to Wichita to see her sister. Christmas day we spent at Grandma's house. But not all of Sandy's girls could come until Saturday. So the big Christmas party with everyone was on Saturday after Christmas. The next day we drove in to spend the day with Laila. I snuck away for a couple of hours to see my college friend, Julie and meet her husband.

The picture of Dad with the guys... these are some of his Lambing cousins... I guess I know where I got my height.

New Year's Eve day Sandy gave some of us the family history tour. We drove around around the county to see the family homesteads and farms that they lived. It was great to learn a lot of family history and see where our roots are. The picture of the house and red barn is where my Grandad moved with his family when he was 17. I lived here when I was 3 and have some of my earliest memories of this farm. That evening Grandma and I watched a movie late enough that we rang in the new year before heading to bed.

New Year's Day Laila came out to get me and we had a lovely day. Cousin Elaina danced in a recital. Laila and I went out to lunch, browsed Barnes and Noble, shopped Kohls, cooked dinner. And then went to a late showing of Australia.

That about brings you up to date on things. We are planning to drive south
sometime this week.

To be continued...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Carrie.