Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Stuck in the Airport

We have had some adventures this week. We had planned on flying out to Nebraska on Sunday so we could celebrate Christmas with Micah's family and then attend his brother, Luke's wedding. However, the weather threw a wrench in that plan, we had snow, freezing rain and more snow. Totals over 9 inches at our house. Some flights had been cancelled on Sunday, but not ours, so we headed out in the crazy weather and made it to the airport. When we got to the gate we found out it was a half an hour delayed, no problem. We boarded the plane and were ready to go. And then we waited, and waited and waited. The pilot told us we were waiting for de-icer. And we waited, and waited and waited. After two hours on the plane, the pilot told us that there was no more de-icer for Frontier. So all flights would be cancelled for the day. So we de-planed and Kim and Andrew were picked up. Micah stayed at the airport to wait in the loooong Frontier line to talk to the Customer Service Agent. He ended up waiting 3 and a half hours. The only option was to fly standby on the 6am flight the next morning.

So Monday morning, the Frontier phone line said the flight was on time, so did the Port of Seattle Web Site. We got to the airport at 5am and found out our flight was already delayed 3 hours. Then later we found out it would be another couple of hours. They had to wait until the de-icer equipment was ready. We spent our time playing with Andrew and talking to the other people around us. At 11am we found out they were still waiting for de-icer and they had cancelled the rest of the flights for the day. But....they would try to get this flight out since we had been waiting so long, but it probably would not leave until sometime after 6pm, more like 8pm. That would mean we would not get in to Denver in time to catch a flight to Omaha that we didn't have confirmed seats on anyway. And getting in that late meant we would not be able to make it to Nebraska in time for the wedding. Needless to say we decided to just go home and bag it.

We ended up having Christmas with Micah's family over the phone. That was a new experience. We are thankful Micah's parents are coming out here in a little over a week. We also hope to get together in a month or two with everyone.
Who knew that even with purchasing tickets we wouldn't be able to fly out for Christmas? I guess we should just stick with standby.

He Did It!

Last Monday Andrew rolled from his tummy to his back for the first time! I was so excited! I have been waiting and waiting for him to do it. He has been close for awhile, but would only be able to go on his side. And now that he has mastered this skill he keeps doing it. Every time I put him on his tummy he rolls over, sometimes it takes him a little longer, but he loves being able to control his movement.
He is also close to rolling the other way--from his back to his tummy. But I'm not anxious for him to master that one. I think it might make diaper changes more challenging.

Matching Outfits

A little while ago we went over to Michael and Lyndsay's house for Greek food. One of our mutual friends got our boys matching outfits, so we dressed them up and took pictures. What cute boys!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Reflecting on Christmas

This being my first Christmas as a mom I can't help but think of that first Christmas. What was Jesus like as a baby? What did Mary and Joseph think about raising the Savior? It still amazes me that God loves us so much that He sent his Son as a little baby who would grow up to give his life to save us. And I ask myself what gift can I give Him? How would He want me to celebrate His birthday? It's wonderful how becoming a mother has added a new dimension to how I view life.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Let It Snow!

Last night we had some snow! We got about 2 inches at our house. When we came home we had hot cocoa and watched the snow a little bit. The snow is so beautiful, and now it is starting to feel more and more like Christmas!
And the weather people are predicting more snow on Wednesday, and Sunday (whether people are right remains to be seen). In fact, it's not supposed to get over freezing until after Sunday.

Mommy's Birthday

Last week was my birthday. Andrew and I spent the day shopping with my mom. Then in the evening, Micah and I went out to Red Robin for my free birthday burger. This coming Friday I get to enjoy my present from Micah: we are going to see Handel's Messiah and are also going out for a nice dinner.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving we fed Andrew rice cereal for the first time. We thought it was fitting for the holiday. Then we headed over to my grandma's to have dinner with the family.