So, Evan and I packed and woke up at 4am for our early morning flight Monday morning. We got one of the last parking spots and got through security spotlessly. We were at our gate about 40 minutes before it was time to fly out, and then heard the dreadful news. We had to wait another 40 minutes to confirm that our flight was really cancelled. Seattle apparently was not prepared for the blizzard they were in and had no de-icer to help us land. So I cried in the airport while Evan ran with all the other passengers up to the customer service desk and got our flight changed. Unfortunately the soonest flight was 6pm on the 26th. I was sooo bummed, but there was nothing we could do. We waited another 2 1/2 hours to get our luggage back, and then headed home. Evan was soooo sick, we barely made the drive back...we immediately got into bed to take a nap when we got home, and I woke up to Evan throwing up, something he hasn't done for over 8 years...he was trying to make the ten year mark, but fell a little short. Poor Evan:)
It was actually a blessing to have to stay home because Evan had a little left to do for his Master's program. He had his Oral defense on Tuesday, and then woke up this morning and realized that he is now Master Evan!! YAY. He is finally done!!! We love that he is finally done! YAY hooray! Words can not describe how elated we are.
After losing 11 pounds from being sick, Evan decided that he wanted to eat for Christmas Eve dinner later on. We went to the mall and roamed the mall, and had lots of fun. Shared a smoothie since that is all either of us could handle, I was starting to feel sick too. We went home and had another afternoon nap:) In the evening I sat and cried for a little bit, sad that I wasn't with my family and enjoying the Christmas traditions that I had grown up with and planned on for this year, I guess change isn't my forte. Well, Evan was sweet, rubbed my feet, cleaned up a little around the house, and then we went to the closest restaurant open, Applebees:) It was really busy, slow service, but I was happy to have a warm meal, not cereal:) We got home and played yatzhee, Evan won every game, but I got pretty close. I fell asleep on the couch as Evan relaxed, and then went to bed.
We slept in and woke up to Christmas morning. We had already opened our gifts to each other before Monday since we didn't want to carry them on the airplane, but Evan had a surprise gift, a special pillow to help my aching pregnancy woes:) We ate crepes, talked to family on the phone, watched tv, played more yatzhee and some scrabble. Now we get to go see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Yay for Christmas!!
Well, I guess it is time for a new beginning. New traditions, and we are excited to have something new to share with Lucy next Christmas. YAY for change, I guess it is about time I learn to deal with change:)
So Happy Merry Christmas to all!!! I love Evan and am so happy that I got to spend this special holiday with him! I love that we get to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. What a special and incredible blessing to have in our lives!