Let me explain our sleeping arrangements: mom & dad got a hotel, Ben & I were on an air mattress in the living room, Steph was in her single bed, M was on a single air mattress on her floor, and Bryson had a pallet in the hall by the front door that is never used. It actually worked out OK. Bryson would lay down on M's bed while we were up at night. The only problem was that he woke up early in the mornings and Ben, Fef, and I like to sleep in! Ben eventually covered his head w/ a pillow. We ate on TV trays (my gift to Feff) and sat in camp chairs that mom brought along. Sister sleepovers are always fun...poor Ben cant keep up with our conversations/sister talk, though!
After we got there Tues night, we scarfed down some pizza and headed out to the Gulf Breeze Zoo where Feff works. They were having a "Zoo Lights" with Santa and a train.
Wednesday morning (Christmas Eve) we got up and went to a Naval museum. Pensacola is where the Blue Angels are stationed. It was neat, but we only had about 40 minutes before it closed.
We still got some good ones, though:
So, I was standing in the water taking a pic of Fef and Bryson...he was laughing at the waves getting her feet...and this wave comes and SOAKS me up to my knees. We THOUGHT that this was funny until the NEXT wave came and got me up to my WAIST!!! So much for SITTING in the sand for a picture!
Family shot on the hill. I am pretty sure that this was FORCED by me & Fef and that there is growling under our breaths. Dad wouldn't sit or squat and I couldn't sit b/c of my wet pants...so this was what we came up with.
We had a great time and my dad is already planning on going back next year. HOPEFULLY we will be out b/c we will have a little one. But, who knows what God has planned!!!
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and wonderful times with your families! We are headed to Lubbock EARLY in the morning. We were going to try to go tonight, but we needed another night at home...so we are before 6 to get there in time for lunch w/ Ben's brother, Phillip.
Bye for now,