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Holiday Picture Overload December 30, 2008

Filed under: Elyse,Family — hjhadams @ 12:43 am

The last week and a half have been absolutely crazy.  And that is an understatement.  It all started on Friday, December 19th…the day we were supposed to fly to Mobile to spend a few days with Jim’s family for the holidays.  We were scheduled to come back on Monday the 22nd.

Old Man Winter…well, he had other plans for us.

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This is what your driveway looks like when you get 12 inches of snow in just a few hours.  And also what it looks like when you’re too cheap to break down and buy a snowblower.  At least it’s pretty, right?

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Needless to say, our flight did not leave on Friday.  Thankfully it was cancelled before we left for the airport.  And thankfully I was smart enough to stock up on groceries on Thursday…you know, “just in case”.

We finally got out on Sunday…after waiting in line for over 2 hours to check in for our flight that was supposed to leave at 6:40 AM, we had to be rebooked on another flight because our plane was having maintenance issues.  The positive about the whole situation?  We got to sit first class!  Elyse’s first plane ride was in first class, and she loved every minute of it.

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Thankfully 7 hours of waiting in the airport wasn’t as trying on her as it was for us!

We finally got to Alabama on Sunday evening and Elyse was so glad to see everyone.

Hanging out with cousin Kelsey.

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Daddy, Elyse & cousin Collins.

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(Thanks for smiling, Collins!)

I absolutely love this outfit.  You would be surprised how hard it is to find a jean skirt in December!

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While down south, we got to visit our friends Brian & Jenny who had a little man named Miller in July.  Aren’t they adorable together?

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Here’s Elyse with Nana, Dede & Daddy at the Mobile airport before we headed home on Tuesday afternoon.

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We got home late Tuesday night, and the plan was to drive the 2 1/2 hours on Wednesday (Christmas Eve) to visit Grandpa & Mimi in Illinois.  We were worried about the weather, but it ended up not being as bad as they were predicting.

Hanging out in front of the tree at Grandpa & Mimi’s house on Christmas Day.

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With Grandpa & Mimi on Christmas morning.

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Helping Mimi open a present.

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Opening presents is tiring!

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Playing in her new jumper-thingy.

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We got home on Christmas night and had a little Christmas with just the three of us.  Santa left some presents for Elyse while we were gone.

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And finally…I didn’t get pictures of Elyse in her Christmas dress before or after church on Christmas Eve, so she wore it again to church yesterday.  Isn’t it the cutest?

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5 Responses to “Holiday Picture Overload”

  1. Suz Says:

    Elyse is just adorable! I don’t know how you keep her shoes on tho…Sophie just wants to be barefoot! Sorry about all the snow, but glad you got to see your family at least!

  2. judi Says:

    well, although this christmas dress IS the cutest…(thanks to Nana…isn’t that who gave it to her?) the thing that is really the cutest is…..well, you know….ELYSE!!!

  3. hjhadams Says:

    No, this is actually the dress I bought her at Carter’s…back in October, praying it would still fit her at Christmas! The dress Nana sent was a little big. 🙂

    And yes, of course Elyse is the cutest thing in the picture!

  4. The family G Says:

    Elyse is so adorable! I love all the pics! I can’t wait to give her a big squeeze in a few days!

  5. Maya Says:

    I did cry looking at her in her Christmas dress! Lord help me.

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