Saturday, January 3, 2009

Christmas Recap: Part 1

I'll start the Christmas recap with December 20th and 21st.

The morning started with two tall raspberry mochas. (Yes, TWO. Mike had his first coffee-based drink. Never would have expected this.)

And we hit the road, bound for Ohio.

Mike was driving. A good thing, because I am convinced that he takes a new route every time. I don't think I could tell you how to get to my in-laws' house, and we've been married for 4 1/2 years!

Mike drives. I take pictures. That's the deal.

At this point, we detoured through Huntington. I played with camera settings. I like this one.

Then we entered Ohio to meet my brother-in-law for lunch.

While we were in the restaurant, Mike asked me what was wrong with my lips. I had no idea what he was talking about, and assumed they might have been a little chapped. Turns out, I was having an allergic reaction to my lip gloss. I've been using it for months...not sure what happened. Thank goodness it went away quickly. I did not have clown lips for the entire weekend.

Saw this on the way and thankfully got my camera out in time.

So we made it to the in-laws'. Hung out, had some KFC for dinner. No photos to share of that.

Then it was gift time. My brother-in-law was in charge of handing out gifts.

He takes his job seriously. :)

Mike and his sister.

Now just his sister. :)

My mother-in-law. I feel very lucky to have a mother-in-law that I get along with.

This is what my father-in-law does. He's like me, but with videotapes instead of memory cards. :)

And the Bess family photo. I had already changed into my PJs at this point, so I decided against setting up the tripod so I could be included. Oh, and can you tell that my brother-in-law is a ham? :)

We drove back on Sunday, after going to the most awesome antique store ever. That's where I got that cute red flower pin from a few posts back.

Next up, Monday and Tuesday. Otherwise known as "those not so great two days where I had to work and Mike did not".


Lisa said...

looks like you had a good time! it's always fun to have a "ham" in the family! my future brother in laws are the ones in that family!

Mandi said...

Awesome! :) I used to go to school really close to Huntington (WV, right?). Kentucky Christian University, right outside Ashland. Anway, hope you enjoyed your time here in Ohio! Have you ever been to the Lake Erie side? That's where I hail from! :)

Jeannine said...

What inspired Mike to try his first coffee drink? (Love the driving hat, btw) Christmas with the in-laws, fun, fun, fun! :) Glad you all had a nice time.