I think the title of my entry is appropriate for two reasons. First, we are back from our Christmas visits with our families and settling in for 2010, so it's back to the routine. Second, the show "The Real World" takes place in DC this season - Dupont Circle to be exact. I don't really care except that there is a person in the show named Callie. She is a Republican vegan from Texas. I think we would have a lot in common. Vegans like bacon and filet mignon, right?
I don't have much to report since we arrived back in Maryland yesterday, except to say that despite having to be at the airport at an hour that should be a swear word, we had a really great trip back. No delays, the girls were fine on the plane, (the last three aisles on the plane were filled with girls and their parents - all under the age of 5. You can imagine the potential for a bumpy ride.) we got all our luggage, and we were able to get home in time for both of the H's to take a nice long three hour nap.
So for this last entry of 2009, I'll post some photos of the last couple of weeks for viewers to check out. Tonight we are going to party like it's 2009 in Arlington with some fellow Calvin grads, so hopefully I'll be able to post pictures of what I'm sure will be a really wild party (any time you bring the H's anywhere you are bound to have a wild time). Happy New Year!
These are pictures taken at Jesse's aunt and uncle's home.
Harper's playing with her (second?) cousin Drew. Drew's trying to figure out what the deal is with Harper's hair.
All the kids (and Jesse and Arne) eating dinner:
I love my mommy even though she's crazy.
We had a chance to visit my cousin and her family on Christmas Eve which was a lot of fun as well. Of course, anytime you get to play Guitar Hero fun is to be had by all. Look at Chaser. He's saying, "I OWN this game."
Then again, maybe not. It seems as though my girls took over, so Chase and I played with blocks on the floor.
And here's a really cute picture of Hadley and Cole watching a Mickey Mouse movie:
Those two are two peas in a pod. Give 'em each a glass of chocolate milk and they're good to go.
Most of the other pictures are of opening presents, and really, if you've seen one you've seen them all. I thought I'd put a few of the other pictures up here to document a little bit what we did over the Christmas break, and to get one more blog entry in before the year ends.