We got back to St. Louis yesterday after a whirlwind trip to Alabama. We were able to spend a week in Alabama seeing family and friends and it was so nice! I wish it could have been longer, but we enjoyed what we got :)
We were very thankful that we were able to fly instead of driving to Alabama. The girls did great on the airplane! It is a bit more stressful to fly with little ones, but at least it is quick (only a 1 hour flight!). The flight going down was a bit rough with wind and took off late (they had to de-ice the plane before we took off). SK said her tummy felt "Flipsy flopsy!" but she did great. Evie nursed more most of the flight so no one barely knew she was even on the plane :) The flight back was about the same but no winds. so much more smooth of a flight. It was a bit early though...we had to get the girls up at 4:30 a.m. to make it to the airport, and even then we were close to missing our flight!
Back to the time in Alabama...
We started out the first part of the trip at my mom's house. It was fun to get to introduce Evelyn to the family that hadn't met her yet. I think one of the cutest things was how my niece, MacKenzie, was so fascinated with her. She kept calling Evie, "my baby". She would say "I wanna hold my baby!" She would sit there and hold Evie for a long time while the other girls ran around and played. She chose to hold Evie as long as we would let her instead of playing. And she asked me, "Can I pet her?". It was precious! We loved seeing our girls loved on so much!
Then on Sunday we went to our home church and Evie was baptized. I love that we were able to have her baptized while we were in town. It was so very special to us. Evie wore the same dress that SK wore, which was my gown when I was a baby. Evie slept through most of the baptism.
It was great to see our friends at church and we got to spend a little more time at lunch afterwards too, but we wish we would have had more time to see them more.
We then spend the second half of our time seeing MIchael's family. It was fun to see Lauren and Jeremiah and introduce them to Evie as well! SK had fun making a birthday cake for Jesus (though the cake did end up falling apart and we had to remake one...) and gingerbread cookies!
We went to our church's Christmas Eve service. What an awesome time it was to spend celebrating Jesus coming to this earth to save his children.
We had so much fun in Alabama and miss everyone there greatly...
I haven't uploaded pics, so they will come later today or tomorrow!