How to Hate Winter….and Long Car Trips

How to hate winter in 2 easy steps:

Step 1: Go to Florida For Christmas.


Can I go back yet?

Step 2: Come home to Illinois to snow and single digit weather.

Things got very busy after the last post.  (And thank you all for your congrats and kind words!  We’re very excited!)  Fella and I headed down to Florida to spend Christmas with my family.  Oh, and we drove.  Which was about 20 hours of this….


How exciting.

The dogs didn’t seem to mind the drive too much though….

Dogs in car

Are we there yet, mom?

Fortunately both of the dogs travel extremely well and pretty much slept the entire way.

My Christmas gift to my dad was to go to the Heat game.

Dad and Tiina Heat Game

Aww. Yay for quality time!

Heat Game

Let’s Go Heat!

It was such a good game.  We won in overtime!

And of course it wouldn’t be a Christmas without some good old cookie making…

Cookie Making

Fella being initiated!

Cookie and rolling pins

And of course my mom and I being goofballs.

Overall, it was a fantastic trip home.  I love when the four of us can get together (no small feat!) and I was very happy that Fella could join us in a Christmas in Florida.  Definitely a fantastic way to end 2013!


From my family, to yours….Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


How to Hate Winter….and Long Car Trips — 6 Comments

  1. I’m salivating at the computer when I saw the picture of the ocean….
    Gah, I hate winter!
    Glad you had a really nice trip to see your family…those guys are precious! 🙂

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