Sunday, January 16, 2011

We Survived

We made it through the holidays and our crazy attempt to see as much as Marc's family as possible. Per usual we covered the northeast from Vermont to Pennsylvania. We started our Christmas in Vermont visiting Marc's Mom Diane and her husband Bud along with Marc's Uncle Billy, Aunt Mandy, cousin Jess and cousin Erin. Sadly for us Marc's cousin Heidi didn't make it up to Vermont this year. After a delicious Christmas dinner and a secret Santa gift exchange we had to hit the road early to beat the winter storm.

Lucky for us we made it to Marc's sisters house in Connecticut before the roads turned ugly. Unfortunately we only made it halfway up her driveway due to the ice and snow. After a few attempts of sliding backwards we decided to park the car and walk the rest of the way to her house. Check it out in the photo gallery. We spent 3 wonderful days at Effie's house and also had a chance to catch up with Marc's sister Stephanie and Marc's Dad Bill. We also spent numerous hours with Marc's nephews Jack and Ryan watching movies, learning to play the leapster, and playing in the snow.

The last stop on our trip was Marc's brothers house in Pennsylvania where we were able to relax and enjoy the New Year. I spent a wonderful girls day out with Marc's sister-in-law Katie and Marc's niece Elise as we went to her first movie, Tangled, and out to lunch. It was the perfect day out and a very entertaining movie. When we returned Marc, his brother Billy, and nephew Will were deep into a game of Civilization. Cousin Heidi was able to join us for New Years eve where we celebrated with an evening feast of everything from bacon wrapped scallops to chocolate fondue and numerous rounds of the game Apples to Apples.

We made it back to California with a couple of days to spare before returning to work. All in all I would say we had a wonderful Christmas. Now we are back to planning the wedding in full force. We have an upcoming trip to Maine in February to meet with all our vendors and to start settling some of the details. We'll keep you posted and please check back for updates to the website.

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