Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas in Alabama

Yesterday we flew from Philly back to Birmingham. Our flight leaving Philly was delayed an hour and a half and they told us we would not make our connecting flight from Memphis to Birmingham. So they went ahead and put us on the later flight--7:48 p.m.!! (we were supposed to LAND in B'ham at 3:15 p.m. so this meant we would have to spend 5 1/2 hours in the Memphis airport--fun for all!!) When we finally arrived in Memphis we found out that our original flight to B'ham was delayed until 5:30 p.m. So Brent jumped in line to see if he could get us booked on that flight. As he was talking to the lady at the counter they made an announcement that they had just CANCELLED the flight! Boy were we glad that we still had our tickets for the later flight!! The later flight was already full with a waiting list so many people were having to rent cars or stay the night at the airport. So we headed to our gate and watched the Eagles/Cowboys game--the Eagles stomped all over the Cowboys--go Eagles!! At that point we were all getting restless and I was exhausted from chasing Claire. So we ate BBQ sandwiches from Corky's and waited some more. Finally it was time to get on the plane! The flight was about an hour and we landed in B'ham around 9:00 p.m. Brent's mom was there to pick us up. We drove the hour back to Jasper and got home around 10:00 p.m. Ally was so disappointed that we would have to wait until the morning to open presents.
So this morning we had our Christmas with Brent's family--his parents, 2 sisters and their families.
Elmo from Jeanna & Patrick
Sharpay from Jeanna & Patrick
Garrett with his Star Wars Transformer from us
Brendan with his battery operated firetruck puzzle from us
Grayson with his battery powered firetruck puzzle from us
Licorice's play tower from Jill & Dave
Griffin with his Gloworm from us
Little People scooter set from Jill & DaveLittle People house from Nana & Pop
What is this?!?!
It's Nellie (Samantha's best friend)!!!
Nellie from Nana & Pop
pink scooter from Nana & Pop
musical pony from Nana & Pop
houndstooth koozie & BAMA shirt
turtleneck & vest
(Claire fixing my hair)
BAMA coasters
Brooks Brothers gift card
Brent's mom and her jewelry armoire from us
Brent's dad and his shirt and vest from us
Ally & Nellie
Ally & Griffin
Claire, Griffin, & Brendan
(the youngest children of each family)
Brendan & Grayson
Brendan, Ally, Garrett, & Grayson

If you would like to see more pictures of our Christmas in Alabama just click on this album (this is a public Facebook album so anyone can view it!!):

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