Friday, December 24, 2010

The Ghosts of Christmas Past (but not scary!)

Well, Christmas always brings back so many memories for me now because it was during this season that we were surprised with our news of Bridget. Let’s see how things have fared over the past few years…

Here I am, mid-December 2008, living it up and not having a clue what’s to come in my life. Little did I know, I actually did have plenty of extra down time in my life! I attended a bachelorette party for a friend of Julie’s at a wine bar in Plano…yup, had the mom guilt for sure once I found out about Baby Adamo…but she seems to be pretty resilient :).


A week or so later we took our regular flight to Woodland Park, CO to meet my family and celebrate the season. I was suffering from “altitude sickness” and later found out what was really going on in this crazy body.


More drinks to feel guilty about in hindsight…but we were at the Golden Bee!


Ringing the bell in the tower of the Pioneer Museum. If you know the story, you know that Jonathan and I had the house to ourselves for 5 days after my family went home and the two of us got time to have the whole “baby thing” sink in. This was one of the first activities we did upon finding out :)


Driving down scenic Rampart Range Road (the original way to get from Woodland Park down to Colorado Springs before they built the pass. It takes about 2.5 hours, instead of the 25 minutes the pass allows. However, when the pass closes due to weather, RRR is still open…and super scary!)


We drove down into town to say goodbye to my Grandparents before flying home and as we left they said, “when are we going to hear about great-grandbabies??”. It was all we could do to keep our secret! Ah, memories!


Well, that was 2008. Here’s some of my favorite memories from 2009:


Little Baby Bambi’s for my baby’s 1st Colorado Christmas!


A snowy Texas Christmas! Anyone expecting this again in 2010??


My sweet furry baby playing in her first snow:


I’m a little sad that Uncle Cory won’t be spending Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with us this year, but he’s got this own person to spend it with this time. Yay for Cory!


We'd finally realized why B was being such a crazy stinker during our Colorado visit last Christmas, but unfortunately it took us pretty much the whole week to discover the problem (and subsequent solution). Any guesses as to what dilemma we'd finally been introduced to last year??? Check out this video (our entire flight home was like this) and you'll see. Tylenol became our new miracle drug!

One of my favorite memories. Bridget gave us some of her first official giggles on Christmas Eve last year right before we put her to bed. She's truly our Winter angel!


  1. This is one of my favorite posts, Anna - love your trip down memory lane! Now, if you could've only added about the gingerbread houses at school... ;-) That still makes me laugh.

  2. OMG...the gingerbread house day...HORRID! Hahahaha!