Catching up with the Hills

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas just passed and we received a plethora of Christmas cards. Most of which were absolutely adorable and included some special blessing or wish with a quote or scripture to match the season. At the end: a simple signature from the sender. Some included a picture or two... But our favorites... were the letter senders. A few select individuals sent a letter in place of a Christmas card. With these, we were able to quickly catch up with the friends and family we rarely get to chat with. What a novel idea. I got to feeling a little inspired & thought we need to send a update letter of our own! Eventually the idea evolved into this blog. Hopefully, if we can stay committed to our communication with you, we will regularly update the blog with any new tidbit you may care to know about our adventures. The entries below have been back-dated so that they appear in order. They are merely snapshots, severely lacking in detail, in order to give you a brief synopsis of our first 7 months together. Maybe one day I'll get a chance to update with details :) Hope you enjoy Keeping up with the Hills. 

I thank my God every time I remember you.

- - Philippians 1:3

Mom's 50th Bday!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Can you believe my hot mom is 50? I know right? Most can't. She's just way too hot. I'm glad I got her genes. So in celebration of Mom's birthday, all of us kids headed down to Dallas for a long weekend! We stayed with Devin & Katie in their beautiful new home. We arrived on Friday. Saturday morning, I woke up with a stomach bug and ended up spending most of my morning getting rid of my dinner. Yikes. After an eventful morning (attempting to convince my family I was NOT pregnant), we had family Christmas! Mom had shipped a PLETHORA of gifts down to Texas, and Katie & Devin made a fantabulous Christmas dinner. Sunday we had family pictures and then did a scavenger hunt around Dallas!  We had Hibashi for dinner and spent the evening playing games as a family. Then it was Brian's turn with the same stomach bug :) It was a new kind of Christmas... a week early and with no snow... but it was wonderful :) 

“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”
Mother Teresa
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