Saturday, December 20, 2008

didja miss me?

we are alive. alive and well.
we made it to our new little home safe and sound (through the craziest snowstorm i've ever seen and many not so small miracles) and got settled in and mostly unpacked just in time to pack up our suitcases (sans gloves, beanies and snow shovels) to head for real home.
and here we are. it's amazing what a paradise i grew up in. the skies are clear and blue, the trees and grass are green as spring, the air is only about 50 degrees warmer than any air i've felt in the last few months, and oh- family and friends are near. paradise, i tell you.
we will be here for 2 weeks and i have never been so excited to relax and soak it all in... the food (which, by the way - i highly recommend planning your next pregnancy around thanksgiving and christmas! it's awesome!), the music, the lights, the little boy loving on his grammy and papa, the spirit of the season.
i wish you and yours the best time of the year. i hope you all find yourselves at home.

"At Christmas, all roads lead home."
~ Marjorie Holmes, American writer.


Madsen Family said...

Yeah! I'm glad you made it: both to Provo and San Diego! Jealous you get to go home for the holidays. I'm going home after the holidays. But it will be wintry there AND here! At least I love the snow. Have a Merry Christmas, Jess! (And yes, since I was pregnant last year for both those holidays I do recall how great it was. However, I actually recommend NURSING during both those holidays b/c then you can eat, eat, eat and you are expending more calories so you don't feel so bad. At least I don't!)

Sharlie Kaltenbach said...

YEAH!!!! You're HOME!!! We've missed you so much!

brooke said...

Yay! Glad you made it safe and sound. I hope we can catch you when we get back. We had the flu this week so I didn't figure you'd want to see us. I'll call you when we get back in town on the 29th.

amy said...

We are so excited to have you back in SD! We miss you here. Hope you have a fabulous Christmastime at home. We are looking forward to spending some time with you guys.

Melissa said...

Jess and Clint, I love your blog!

Melissa said...

Hi, it's me again. I just had time to read more and wanted to say how much I enjoy reading your blog. Jess, you are an outstanding writer! I really have enjoyed reading your thoughts and testimony of your personal and spiritual growth. And of course, reading about your little boy and you thoughts on motherhood brought tears to my eyes. It seems like just yesterday we had a rocking chair in both of our daughters' rooms. They grow so quickly! Your thoughtful journaling will help you remember these sweet times. Looking forward to reading more! We sure miss you in FV.