No updates since November? Oops. Here's an update for Christmas. Only took me a month...and a few days.
In December, we drove to Arizona. Yup. Drove. It was a long 4 days. On the way there, we got caught in a snowstorm in Texas. I seriously said Hail Marys in the back. I kept thinking if we died, that we'd be one of those sad stories where people would say, "Oh, that's sad...there was a kid in the back." We ended up staying in Tucumcari, NM since the interstate was closed. Anyway, lesson learned. We're never taking that trip again. If we go to Arizona, we're flying.
To give you an idea of how bad it was, I'll share this story: we could barely see anything, so my husband was following the car in front of us. We ended up in a picnic area. Yup, that's right, we exited the freeway without even knowing it.
Leah's first Christmas was fun. We brought her to Mass at the church we were married in. We saw several people there we knew. We dressed her up in her cute Christmas dress, and she got lots of compliments. :)
We saw several friends in AZ...a few we hadn't seen since high school. We ate lots of yummy food at some of my favorite places: IN-N-OUT, Sweet Tomatoes, Boston Market. MMMM.
Overall, it was a great time. However, next year, we're thinking of doing Christmas properly by staying home, having a tree, decorating the house...we'll see.