Christmas fell on Thursday and I still had to work on Friday. So after a short day at the office, we left in the early afternoon for Kansas City to celebrate with my family. As always, the pool table in my parents basement is a big hit.
Of course, coming to KC also had some side benefits! Danelle and I made a special trip to Byron and Christy’s house to see their new baby, Morgan. She is super cute, I can never get enough baby time!
Later in the weekend, we celebrated the perfect weather by having family unicycle practice in front of my parents house. Herman can sort of ride and has his own unicycle. I brought my 3 so there were four to practice with.
We laughed about this practice for a while, but its a hard skill to master! Eventually, we ended up at the bowling alley where my family’s real sports talent lies. In fact, I’m probably one of the lower skilled of the family.
My lack of bowling skill is made up for by my willingness to hand out money for games and beer 🙂
Unfortunately, our time comes to an end too quickly. Its time for us to head back to St. Louis. On the way, we were able to find a Fazoli’s restaurant for dinner which made Sonora quite happy.
We timed this visit to KC for the same time that Holly was going to be in town. We actually didn’t want to see Holly, but we did want to see her baby, David .
It had been a few months since we had seen David and he is growing up soo fast! Lucky for us, he is still cuddly. We spent the whole weekend around the house hanging out with family. Several of my uncles came over to the house for dinner Saturday night and we had a fantastic time visiting wtih everybody.
We went to KC for a late Christmas celebration this year. It worked out well that we could be there the same time as Holly and Jim. Really, we came in town to see David! We hadn’t seen him since July!
We got to see mom’s new Cow in the yard with lights on it too.
My cousin Marci got married this weekend. I don’t know what we were thinking, but we came into town with only our cell phones, no camera. So all of the photos are of my immediate family, and none of Marci. The ceremony and reception were nice. We had an added incentive for going to this wedding. First, Holly and David were going to be there.
Second is that my parents were keeping the kids for the week. The kids were excited about this and Danelle and I were looking forward to peace and quite for a week!
I also got a great blackmail photo of Hiatt!
We decided to make another trip to Kansas City to see Holly. It was the last time we were going to see her pregnant before she gave birth. She was happy and just about as normal as a person can be. We could tell that she was very happy!
The kids always like visiting because they love my parents dog, Peaches. Okay, so I might like playing with the dog as well, but Sonora took the spotlight this time playing in the back yard. We had to warn Sonora to be gentle, but Peaches didn’t seem to mind one bit!
If there is one thing I have going for myself in life, its great luck. While we were in town, the Big 12 championship for basketball was going on. KU lost in the semi-final round and many people there were quite disappointed. KU and MU were most likely to play in the final as they both had great ball teams this year. Add this to the fact that MU is changing conferences, this was supposed to be the final showdown between the two teams. With the KU loss, many ticket holders didn’t care about the final game and gave their tickets away. I was lucky enough to be a beneficiary of said unwanted seats. To my benefit, they were box seats in the Sprint Center! I had some of the best seats in the house with food and beer! What more could a sports fan want?
A special thanks to Stan for the tickets!