Saturday, January 8, 2011


Sorry it has been so long since the last post - Josh and I had a very busy and exciting 10-day long break from work and school over Christmas/ New Years that we spent at home in Jacksonville with our family and friends. We had a lot of fun!! We arrived in Jax on the 23rd and spent time with Josh's family on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. Christmas lunch we went over to Josh's Grandparents' house and then headed over to my mom's house for Christmas dinner.

Melissa and I on Christmas Eve

Molly on Christmas Eve - Stylin' it for the Camera

The Annual "Fun" Hewiett Family Pic - we had to work
hard to top the Human Pyramid from last year :)

Molly was exhausted after all of the festivities

Christmas Night at My Mom's House - Family Pic

Kids with Aunt Lala

On Monday after Christmas Josh, Melissa, Josh's Dad and I went to Islands of Adventure. It was a rather chilly day but we were glad to endure it in order to ride roller coasters and get a glimpse of the new Island that just opened last summer...

This may be my favorite picture of the day :)

Melissa and I before Spiderman in 3D

Heading into Jurassic Park where Melissa convinced us to ride the water ride...

... the aftermath - but at least we saw the dinosaurs :). We were able to immediately dry off on dueling dragons...

Our first glimpse of Hogwarts :)

Dad and girls in Hogsmeade

Josh and I in front of the Weasley's Car

These are the crowds we faced to see Harry...

Waiting in line in front of Hogwarts Castle to ride the Harry ride...

End of the Day - in front of the Hulk

Monday at Islands of Adventure was a lot of fun - I am so glad we got to go. For the rest of the week we got to hang out with our family and a few of our wonderful friends that we do not get to see that often. We were so fortunate to get this break to spend in Jacksonville and celebrate the Birth of Christ surrounded by our family. We love and miss you all.

Think this gets me caught up on what we have been up to last month - this next week should be interesting - there is a storm coming in to Birmingham tomorrow that is supposed to bring snow, I am going to Baton Rouge for work all week (supposed to be driving on Monday - we will see if the roads are icey) and next weekend 3 of my best friends from Jax are coming to visit for 4 days - I can't wait :). Paula, Jackie and Liz arrive on Friday and leave next Monday. We will be busy showing them around Birmingham which will I am sure include: shopping, hiking, eating and lots of other fun things we think of. I am so excited to see my wonderful friends and so thankful they are coming - the last time we were together was when Jackie got married last April. Will update on how next weekend goes!!


Anonymous said...

You didn't say that Josh got an xbox.... I love gaming with josh late at night.

Rachel said...

Sounds like you all had an awesome time! Stay safe out there in that nasty weather, Birmingham made our morning news!