Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Maya's First Christmas

Diclaimer: I wrote this entire blog and then accidentally deleted it.... sad. Do not judge me for any typos because I wrote this 2nd one really fast!

Merry 1st Christmas Maya!!

We were able to go to California for Christmas to visit my family. Of course the trip would not be complete if we didn't visit our good friend the Hornaceks. We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with them. It was a lot of fun, we chatted, we baked, the girls played,
and we just enjoyed each other. We also found out that they are going to have another baby, so exciting! Now I know 7 pregnant women (so many baby showers)

Maya and Kyri Playing

Us with the Hornaceks!Maya's Christmas Eve outfit

We spent Christmas morning with the Hornaceks. Maya didn't really know what was going on, she just wore her cute Christmas pjs that said "my first Christmas." We opened presents, Maya ate wrapping paper, Sarah made delicious homemade cinnamon rolls and then we headed to my parents house (which is now in Placerville). Oh and of course we stopped by Starbucks to make Christmas morning complete.

Yum, this paper tastes so good!

Maya loved getting to see everyone in my family. I think they enjoyed her just as much! Grandma and Grandpa loved spending time with her and so did all of her aunts and uncles.

Grandma and Grandpa with Maya
The women in the family

On Saturday we had our big family Christmas with my aunt, uncle and cousins. We enjoyed food, more presents and Maya. Brett and I were also able to enjoy a date night while the family watched Maya. It was nice to spend time with just him.
Maya and her aunts

Maya gave us two presents for Christmas this year. The first one was that she did her first "official crawl" the one on her hands and knees, not just the "arm pull crawl." It was so fun that Grandma and Grandpa were there to see it! She also got her top two front teeth! That was a big surprise, I had no idea they were coming!
Maya's Christmas Crawl

Not every thing in the trip went smooth..... We were scheduled to leave on Sunday. Brett had the itinerary on his phone so I asked him what time we were suppose to leave, he replied "5:55 pm" I didn't think that seemed right, so I asked him to check again and he told me the same time.

We spent Sunday morning, sleeping in, relaxing and going to my parents new church (loved it). We were just casually taking our time and packing a few things. Around 1:00pm I just happened to check my email and doulbe check our flight itinerary. To my horror I saw that our flight left at 2:59 pm! OMG!! We were an hour away from the airport and we weren't even packed yet! Panic!! We threw our stuff in our suitcases, woke Maya up, who was really upset and crying and drove to the airport 95 mph!! OH wait, Brett still had to return the rental car and ride a shuttle back to the terminal. Brett dropped us of and I got in the LONG line to check in and just prayed because now it was 2:00 pm.
At 2:17 I pulled up to check in and Brett came flying threw the door. Seriously if it would have been 30 seconds later they would not have let us check in because you have to check in 45 minutes prior to departure. We checked through security, changed Maya's diaper and were the last people on the plane. Phew..... it was craziness and somehow we did that all with a baby... by the grace of God.
So happy we are on the plane!

The flight was plenty exciting with the water that Maya spilled all over herself and me, the poopy diaper, the second cup of water that Brett spilled on me, Maya with no pants crying and then finally falling a sleep 30 seconds before the plane landed. We loved our trip though and our little Maya.

Finally in Colorado, Maya is pooped and has no pants!


  1. Oh my goodness, what a stressful day!! Not every baby can pull off the hats and headbands, but they look adorable on her! I absolutely love the red and white.

  2. Wow Jenni sounds like you had quite the Trip. I am glad you got to go home for the Holidays. I am sure you family just loved being around little Maya.

  3. auh ha ha ha! Thanks for sharing your time. i love you!


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