We spent the first 3 days in Colorado Springs visiting Dan's brother and his family. We always enjoy spending time when them when we are home, so I'm glad they live in the same state as my family!
After that, we spent the rest of the trip with my family in Greeley and then Wray. The following pictures are all from that time. It was nice to not have my Dad in the hospital this year! :-)
Uncle Dan reading to Katie and Ben
Making Christmas cookies...Dan was pretty excited because I'm kind of a kitchen nazi when we do cookies and don't let him help much. (I know...that's going to change soon!)
Me and Heidi...love this baby girl! She's the current youngest cousin.
Dan decorating cookies with all of the nieces and nephews.
My Mom's doctor recommended this stretch for my sciatica...so I was giving it a try when the others decided to join me.
Dan and I with my Grandma Eunice on Christmas Eve
Dan and I on Christmas Eve (sorry bump watchers...the black isn't helping you see the baby!)
Walking over from Mike & Aug's to Mom & Dad's for Christmas morning. Mom always gets everyone matching Christmas jammies...Dan's were a little highwater this year!
The baby's first Christmas gift!!
Grandad opening his present from Baby Gaines...a "come visit" card with 2 free Whataburger coupons!
My maternity Broncos shirt - love it!
Every year, my Dad gives his three daughters some type of jewelry. This year we had been talking about how he used to bring out yellow legal pads for either helping us with math or "family meetings" (i.e., someone was in trouble). He made our gift a scavenger hunt with the yellow legal pads this year!
We found our treasure!
Grammie and Heidi getting ready for some Broncos football!
Katie, Ben, and Mike sporting their Tebow gear.
Dan and Gav, sitting on the sidelines...kind of like Orton did (bittersweet - I love watching Tebow, but am sad for Orton being a Boilermaker!)
Uncle Dan trying to get Heidi to crawl during the Broncos game.
Tebow scores - Broncos win!!!
Katie got a new hair salon for Christmas...so Dan was her first client! (getting him ready for Baby Gaines to be a girl...she told me numerous times, "Stace, I hope that baby in your belly is a girl!")
And now for his color...
And it's Uncle Dan's turn to be the stylist.
As always, it was a great trip filled with lots of laughs! We're already counting the days until next Christmas where we'll get to bring the newest family member along!
(to see more pictures from our Christmas in Colorado - check out the album on Stacey's facebook page.