11 December 2009

Back from the Land of Citrus

Jason, Mom and I got back from Florida on Monday evening to see the remnants of the snowfall from Saturday. It was nice to see some of the white stuff! Since Jason moved here to Maryland, it has snowed on December 5th every year but one.

Our trip was nice, but it was good to be home again. Our flight to Florida was one of the bumpiest that I have ever experienced. Every once in awhile it would feel like we were on a roller coaster ride. Mom and I laughed about how everyone jostled in the same direction at the same time-it looked like a well choreographed dance! It was also the first time that I have heard a pilot come over the intercom and tell the flight attendants to take their seats. Even though it was bumpy, we landed safely. Thank God for great pilots!

The first shower was in Crystal River (two hours North from St. Pete/Clearwater). We had a great time seeing all the aunts and cousins that we haven't seen in quite some time. Victoria, a budding cake decorator/creator/pastry chef, made the cake. It was a baseball theme with a bear. The baseballs were Rice Krispy treats formed into balls and iced-yum!

The second shower was in St. Pete. It was nice to see some more relatives and friends that we had not seen in a long time...probably since either our wedding or our wedding shower five and a half years ago! We received lots of clothes in all different sizes, a few photo frames, bibs, rattles, and more. We didn't even get any duplicates except for one of the photo frames, however it's such a cute frame I plan on keeping both!

Thank you to everyone who came to the showers and those of you who worked hard to plan and put into motion the two days of fun (those games were difficult, but humorous!) for Jason and me (and of course for Monster!).

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