We had a wonderful Christmas in Michigan and really enjoyed being with our families for the past 10 days. We arrived in Lansing on the night of the 20th to snow, snow and more snow! We could not believe how much had piled up and Rob spent the next few days shoveling multiple times per day. We caught up with old friends and enjoyed Christmas Eve with mass at the Cathedral and gifts with the family at Brendan and Jessica's house. Maggie had so much fun playing with her cousin Caddie all week long.
We spent the second part of our trip in Spring Lake with the Crowe side and had a really relaxing time with Rob's family. We ate delicious meals, spent lots of time in the hot tub and watched all 36 inchs of snow disappear with 50 degree temperatures. Maggie loved spending time with both sets of Grandparents and had a ton of fun opening her gifts. Although she liked the wrapping paper as much as what was inside she did seem to particularly like her baby doll and musical zoo parade from Kelsey. While she yet again showed us that she prefers to sleep in her own bed we were able to get in some late mornings as well as 2 date nights with help from the AWESOME Grandmas.
We have had a lot to be thankful for this year and this Christmas was the most special one yet. We wish all of you a happy and healthy 2009! Happy New Year!!