What a crazy Christmas we had! First we decided that we were going to have to head to my parent's house a day and a half early to beat the weather. We were able to get back there safely. The weather there got way worse than what it was in Ankeny. They got around 15-17 inches of snow, ice and wind...it was really bad. On Christmas Eve the power flickered off and on for a few hours and a little bit over night but they never did lose power for longer than 10 minutes at a time which was much better than what some people experienced in the area. Since the weather was so bad, they cancelled Christmas Eve church service. We spent most of our time relaxing, being entertained by Brady and we managed to workout a little too.
We had our immediate family Christmas on Saturday morning, we all got spoiled and had fun watching Brady and Cadence 'open' their gifts. They weren't too interested in the opening of the gifts but it was fun anyway. Later that day we headed out to my aunt and uncles' for the extended Petersen Christmas. It was great to see everyone and Brady (the little ham) really enjoyed entertaining everyone. He loved being in their big family room trying to walk and getting applause everytime he took some steps. He is walking so much these days, he can go across the room and it won't be long before he is walking all the time! Scary! On Sunday morning we had brunch at my Grandma Parker's townhouse. It was good to see that side of the family too. We enjoyed our family time and got way too many gifts! We must have been good the last year. The holidays are so much more fun now with Brady. Seeing things through his eyes is so amazing.
I have all this week off (yay!) so Brady and I are going to have fun at home. Andy had yesterday off and has today off as well!
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