Christmas Rewind......

What a wonderful one it was! On Christmas Eve, Mike worked and the boys and I headed over to my aunt's house for a few hours to hang out with some of the extended family. The four of us celebrated and opened gifts after our feast of frozen pizza. Not that I don't love (and thoroughly enjoy) a houseful of family for the holidays, there is just something special about taking it all in with just my boys.
Christmas morning I was awakened at 7:30 by an anxious 6 1/2 year old telling me to "hurry up and get out here. Come see all of this stuff that Santa brought!"
We then headed to my dad's house for breakfast.

Around 1:30 we headed up to The Bay for the long weekend. The drive us uneventful until about 20 minutes before we reached our destination. Right before we got to the Gooseberry bridge, we hit black ice. The back of the truck started to fishtail and I immediately had the death grip on the door. First we hit the shoulder then bounced to the median (thank God that was there). We were inches from hitting a sign before we bounced back to the snowbank on the shoulder. The last bounce straightened us right out and we started heading north again. Somebody was truly watching out for us! All we could think of after was how lucky we were that we didn't end up down the ditch heading towards Lake Superior!
We had a great time at my mom's. The kids enjoyed playing with their cousins and eating as many cookies as they could get their sweaty little hands on.

We hit the slopes (well really the golf course) to get some sliding in. Colton tried out his new snowboard and was a natural!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your friends and family!
Wishing you all the best for 2009!


jenny said...

looks like you all had a great christmas! i'm so glad you guys were okay after the gooseberry incident - that road sucks in the winter! happy new year!

Jill said...

Wow! Scary driving incident! I'm so glad it turned out okay.

I agree w/ you about just staying in for Christmas Eve. We started that tradition last year. So calm, and peaceful...just you and your own family--
nothing more perfect!

Swanson Family said...

OMG. ar eyou all alright? How is the truck?

your Christmas looks like it was a ton of fun and how exciting that Colton was so excited about Santa.

Jaci said...

All I can think of is Carrie Underwood, "Jesus take the wheel..." :o)

Thank god it all turned out well...and I am sure the boys thought it was a total wild ride.