Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Holiday Fun

We came back this weekend from a week long trip to see family and friends for the holiday. We also attended a family Bat Mitzvah for Marc's second cousin Haley(or is that second cousin once removed -- he has so many family members it is hard to remember their exact designation..LOL) Anyway, we had a wonderful week. Justin was able to go with us for about half the trip before he had to fly back and return to work. It turns out that Katie is a superb traveler. She met about 100 new family members - I kid you not; and she took it all in stride. She barely fussed when naps were missed and meals delayed. All of the little cousins had such a blast with her. We also got to see Katie's 3rd Grandma appointed by us - Aunt Shirley, as well as Uncle Paul and her daughter Mindy and hubby Steve. They really rolled out the red carpet for us. As I said we saw so may relatives but quite honestly Shirley has been so wonderful to Katie Starr and to us. She has been amazing. We also got to meet my Mei Dreams sister Monica and her family. She has a daughter Katie as well. We have corresponded for about 18 months so it was wonderful to finally meet. You can check out her blog here
Katie was great on the flights and even feel asleep when descending both times. We were in New Jersey, New York and Virginia and even spent the day walking around NYC in 38 degree weather. I had Katie so bundled up she looked like an Eskimo. The only time that she fell asleep was in Chinatown; that gave us a good laugh! We ended the trip in Virginia to spend the holiday with my sis and it was so wonderful. It was definitely a week to remember.

We came home late Friday because on Saturday we were invited to a wedding of some friends of ours. Marc and I had a wonderful time. Unfortunately, I woke up in the middle of the night with food poisoning. I have not been that sick in at least 20 years. I kid you not. I am recovering now and just tried to fire up my laptop and it died on me...UGH. I had a huge amount of pics on it from the trip that I am hoping were not lost forever. I also had not backed up in a while so tomorrow it is off to the Geek Squad to see if I can recover my data and maybe even fix the computer.

I hope that your holidays were as much fun as ours were. We have so much to be thankful for this year especially but quite honestly we feel pretty blessed every year that we are able to celebrate with family and friends.

P.S. If and when I get my pictures off the computer I will post a few.


Anna said...

I'm glad to hear you all had a great time. I am extremely jealous that you have a good traveller! Katie Starr even sleeps on the plane - that is just not fair!! 25 more days until Molly and I fly again - ugh! And only 6 months until the flight to England - somehow I need to learn the secret to getting a toddler to sleep on airplanes! I can't wait to see your pictures!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Lori, Glad you are feeling better and that you had a wonderful trip. That bites about the computer, good luck. "Fingeys" crossed for the Geek Squad.

Julie said...

I'll be back for the photos, take good care of yourself!

Monica said...

We loved meeting the 3 of you! Next time we have to meet Justin also. After you left I realized that we didn't not take any pictures of our Katies together, too much fun talking in person.

Sorry to hear about your computer, but the Geek Squad is pretty good.

Toby & Charlie said...

Welcome home!
Katie Starr rocks! That's such a wonderful thing that she's a good traveler. Our babes do well too and after cutting their teeth on the China trip (twice for Miss Emily!), a flight just about anywhere less than 15 hours seems like a cake walk. :^)