Friday, December 30, 2011

NE Christmas 2011

Last Friday we headed up to NE for Christmas.

We got away in the early afternoon and first stop was Lincoln. Mike, Shelby, and Sloane have recently moved to Lincoln. We got to stay with them in their AMAZING apartment. The next day, after Ty and Mike did some Walmart visits for Ty's work, we had breakfast and all went to Mom and Dad's.

Christmas Eve night, we had our traditional soup supper with all the family that could come. This year we were light on family. It was our family and then Gma and Gpa Bokel, Gma Clancy, gma Elge, and my Uncle Bruce. After we were done eating, we started playing Phase 10. This game became a new tradition with our family. We ended up playing every night.

Rome had a rough night, he went to bed great but woke up at 1. He (and ME!) were up till 4. He FINALLY fell back asleep. Tyler was amazing and took care of Rome when he woke up at about 8- I got to sleep in a bit (thank goodness!!)

We opened presents and then had our Christmas brunch. That afternoon, we all relaxed and napped. We finished the day with a delicious ham and potato supper. And then a round of phase 10. This was one of my favorite memories with my family. It was just us kiddos and spouses playing. We started about 10 and played till nearly 2:30! I can't remember the last time that I laughed so hard. I still crack up just thinking about the funny moments. I will always CHERISH that memory!

Monday night, Tyler and I had a treat. We were going to go stay over night in Lincoln without Rome. My fam was going to watch him so that we could celebrate out 4 year anniversary. It was such a good time! I was a little nervous about Rome but between the 7 of them watching him, it went great!

Ty and I stayed at the Cornhusker Hotel in down town Lincoln. We went over to South pointe for dinner and a movie. We also hit up Trader Joes- It was fun to go there with Ty. There's a buzz about this place and so Ty and I were eager to see what the fuss was all about.

The next morning, we slept in till 9:30!! We then went back to South pointe to shop and have lunch. Then we headed back. I have forgotten how easy it is to travel when the only bags i'm responsible with are my own. We left the hotel at 10:30! only 1 hour after waking up!

For the rest of the trip, we just stayed at home. Rome rode some tractors, the boys played a lot of Xbox football, and Wii Just Dance, and Call of Duty.

The wrestling moratorium lifted on Wednesday and so all the guys went to Isaac and Jaydon's wrestling practice. It started at little before 10 and went until about 2. With all the holiday eating, the practice had to be a good one for the guys to loose that Christmas weight!! Ty went to watch, but got pulled into wrestle and to condition with them. He, not doing everything the guys did lost 4lbs! Isaac lost 6 or 7. I'm so glad i didn't have to go, ha!

Wednesday night we had our photo shoot.

Thursday morning we left for AR. We stopped in Kansas City at the plaza for lunch and shopping. It was a good break for Rome! We got back last night to a clean house!

We had SUCH a good time in NE!