We did have a great surprise in E.P. though, SNOW!!! a virtual winter wonderland. it was great, although, my poor little ones didn't get to play outside since Belle was sick and it wouldn't really be fair. so we admired it from afar. we didn't think that it would last as long as it did though. How long did it last??? about 3/4 of our drive home. there in lies the 12 hour drive. but it was beautiful and hey, that may be our only chance to see snow this season. you never know with our crazy weather. but the girls did get to play lots with their cousins on our trip which made the vacation doubly enjoyable. it had been a while since we had gotten to do that. and they even got to play with some new cousins from Arizona. the little ones speak both english and spanish fluently, and i was way excited about that since now belle seems a little more interested in learning Spanish. that may have been just the inspiration i needed.
of course i did indulge in my favorite meal while in E.P... chico's. it is a true E.P. institution, and you really need to be from their to truly appreciate it. we also visited family and got to see my aunt terry's newly remodeled house... Wow!!! so awesome. I am so glad she listened to me!!! now i have someone else to give decorating ideas to.
i have lots of pictures to post, but i have to charge the camera first. so that will be up tomorrow.
okay, i am off to take down the boxes of Christmas decorations from the attic. i have lots of ideas, and figure i should get started on that now. i have plenty of shows to watch on my DVR and looks like everyone will be in bed early tonight, so it is the perfect chance for me to get started.
have a great evening.