At Oma's request, I'm going to try to bring back our Blog in 2015.
I'm way out of practice but hopefully with the help of an app, I can try to be more timely in posts.
We've just come back from the US - it was our first American Christmas with the family since 2008(!) and Kevin had a great time. While he did miss somewhere to play outside, and practice football daily, he did pick up playing pool this trip due to the pool table Oma and Opa have in their new house.
The new puppy kept him entertained as did the many rounds of Sonic Go Kart played with Uncle Eric and whoever else he could talk into playing!
The most popular Christmas presents were two pair of Nike shoes, his new OSU hoodie and his football blanket and pillow made by Auntie Andrea. He used it every night we were there and it's now on his bed at home, too!
Mom got to catch up on her Mom time with Oma, drinking lots of coffee and even a few completed Cribbage games this trip.
Our 8 days flew by (as we knew they would) but we did our best to make memories - lots of family time and still a day trip to Ashland, all in long johns, to take the kids outdoor ice skating.
Don't let the blue sky fool you - it was cold!
Even though it's not something you can buy in December in Oregon, Oma and Opa saved some fireworks from 4th of July so we'd have something to ring in the New Year . Our last full day in the U.S. finished with a bang!
All too soon, it was time to say our goodbyes at the airport. We're going to do our best to try to make it back again for Christmas 2015 - but hopefully there will be a lot of blog posts between now and then!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us - including our own Grumpy Cat who is at least patient enough to let Kevin put a Santa hat on him!