| Dec 20-27, 2014/Georgia & Mississippi |
We are back from our trip home to the States and we had such an amazing time spent with family and friends! But on the flip side, we are having a super hard time with jet lag.....like woke up at 5pm yesterday kinda bad. Ugh. But I have had a blast staying up and going through all of these wonderful moments spent with our loved ones.
The first part of our journey started in Georgia. Van and I flew our first long haul flight together into Atlanta and it was looonng. With the high jet stream winds, our flight took 9.5 hours!! And it turned into a 17 hour travel day for us and we were exhausted by the time we arrived. But first...as soon as we got settled in our rental car, we headed straight to Chick-fila. I have been craving it forever! But sadly, to tell you the truth, it was not as good as I remembered. I think our bodies have adjusted to eating so extremely healthy in England that the fast food just sent our bodies into "what the heck was that" mode!
After the stop to eat, we finally made it to our first stop in Adairsville, Georgia. Uncle Van was the hit of the week to say the least. With Van's brother Bryant deployed to Africa, these little sweet babies were happy to see their daddy's look alike :) And he was happy to love on our sweet little Cheyenne and Zane!
I love this shot of Zane taken by Cheyenne! I think she may turn out to be a little artist!
Zane pooped after all the playing with Uncle Van! Sweet baby...
Van and I snuck away to his Mamaw and Papaw's house on the 23rd to get some special spoiling before the rest of the family came for Christmas Eve. We always enjoy our time with these two special people. And they always cook us some yummy food, special just for us!
And I had to get a shot of the living room....our British friends think our house in Ely is big. I think our entire house could fit in this living room! Maybe twice! Only in America....
While at Mamaw and Papaw's, Van desperately needed to feel American. This was his first trip back to the States since September 2013. So what did he do to feel American? Work on this monstrosity of a vehicle (I was hoping it might have burned in a fire) and play around with his guns.....neither of which we could bring to England.
Christmas day rolled around and it was a blessing to spend it with our niece and nephew. I just love watching their faces as they open all of their gifts! We were all more than spoiled by 'Santa Claus'....Charla, tell him thank you for me :)
These two: Giving me their model faces.
Little German girl! Cheyenne in her German hat and scarf set from us.
Santa should have just brought boxes for Zane. That's all he cared about!
Well, I take that back....he cared about the wooden sword that Uncle Van and Aunt Jamie bought him. Wow. How obvious is it that we don't have children?! We bought a 2 year old a sword. LOL.
And how can you get through a Southern Christmas without teaching someone about a scope. Don't worry....it's a .22 made to look like a scarier gun. And of course safety is always first!
Finally got the boy to sit still! There may have been a candy bribe involved.....
Christmas in Georgia was a great first week back in the US. Trips to Target and Hobby Lobby, lots of coffee, lots of Southern food, and lots of sweet family moments. What more can you ask for?
After Christmas in Georgia, we headed further south to Mississippi to see the rest of Van's family. We got to see lots of family and had lots of laughs. While the time was short, we so enjoyed it!