Hello, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas! I am so excited to share all of our Christmas celebrations with you. The weekend before Christmas we flew to Denver to celebrate with Matt's family. We got there early Friday morning and spent the day hanging out just the two of us. We usually have to get away in order to hang out together! We headed out to dinner with Matt's aunt and uncle that night. It started to sprinkle a little snow, and Matt was loving it!
It snowed several inches while we were at dinner. We woke up the next morning to this.
We headed to Greeley for the big Benson Christmas. The on ramp had not yet been cleared to the highway. Luckily we were in a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Not so lucky for us, hardly anyone else was. Several cars were stuck in front of us. We got out and pushed five cars up the hill before we were cleared to go!
We had a great time catching up with all of Matt's relatives. We woke up the next morning to COLD weather!!!
However, the mountains were a beautiful backdrop!
We spent the next day at Matt's aunt's new house. She had snap circuits! I play them with some of my therapy kids so I was super excited!! I got Matt and his sister to play with me!
Matt's birthday was coming up so we celebrated with ice cream cake.
We headed to the airport that night. Matt's youngest brother was also flying out to see his their other brother in Austin. He hadn't flown since he was four so we helped him navigate the airport. I tried capturing the moment of Michael's first time on a train, but as you can tell, these two are not the best at taking pictures! ;)
Michael's plane took off, but ours was delayed. We were originally supposed to leave at 9:30 that night but got delayed multiple times. Finally around 2:30 am they cancelled our flight! It was a nightmare! There were no flight for the next day so we found a group of people and decided to rent a car. We got to the the rental spot but couldn't find what we were looking for. One of the other passengers found flights for early Tuesday morning so we ended up booking those tickets instead.
That meant another day and a half alone in Colorado. We went back up to Matt's aunt and uncle's but they were out of town. We had no car so we took a walk to the shops at the bottom of the hill for lunch. I would not have wanted to be stuck there with anyone else. We tried to make the most of it. We had a beautiful backdrop, but I think we are happy in Phoenix where we don't have to rely on the weather. We made it back home safely Tuesday morning. only a few days later than expected!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!