Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Top 10

Top 10 things I'm BEYOND excited for this Christmas!!!

1. Being with Nathan's family!! I feel so excited for this year. Mabye I've built it up in my mind (just a little) but I am having visions of all of us West women baking in he kitchen and laughing until one of us wets our pants (it really is a toss up who it will be!!) or the kids acting out the Christmas story, singing Christmas carols, playing games. I just feel like this year is going to be FABULOUS. It's going to be so great to all be together before everybody scatters across the globe. I love my West family.

2. Seeing my 2 little sisters and their cute families!!

3. FINALLY getting to meet Raylee and kiss her cute cheeks!!

4. Going on the traditional double date (or 2!!) with the Soters and laughing our heads off. Who will say the first "inappropriate" thing? It used to be me HANDS DOWN but Steve has been giving me a run for my money. =) We LOVE LOVE LOVE those Soters. Someday it will be as it should be my M&M!! Next door neighbors, married children (to each other, of course!!), and our old reclusive lifestyle. Haha!!

5. The cousin playgroup and visiting the Kivett and Theabold families. I miss them.

6. A temple close by!! Hooray!!

7. Warmer weather!!

8. Mexican food!

9. Finally getting to see Enchanted. It's a miracle I've held out.

10. Getting to watch my girls enjoy Christmas. They are at such a fun age.

10 things I'm NOT looking forward to:

1. The flight. Will it crash or will it land safely??? Will I throw up or hold it in??

2. The stress of trying to do SO much but just wanting to relax and be with Nathan's family.

3. Not getting my Dad's stockings filled with FABULOUS random stuff. Maybe Nathan will surprise me with this. HINT HINT. =)

4. That leads into not getting to see my family at all. This will be my first Christmas to not see them.

5. The girls not being there angel, wonderful, cute selves. It seems like every time we go on vacation the girls go into whiny, grumpy, make me look like I'm not a good mom phase. I just want people to see them how they always are! Adorable little chatter boxes.

6. The desert

7. Missing mom.

8. Saying good-bye and coming home. Time goes WAY too fast when we are there.

Okay, so top 8. Really there isn't much I'm NOT looking forward to!! AZ here we come!! 6 days and counting!


11 comments:

lnkmom said...

Sounds like tons of fun!!! I'm glad you get to see most of your family for Christmas! Eat some Yummy Mexi-food for me, I'm in withdrawl!

jill s said...

i'm so excited too.
and feeling overwhelmed about all there is to do!

travel safe!!

xx
jill

Brittney said...

I am so excited to see you guys too. It wont be enough though! I wish we could see you guys everyday:( See you soon. I am very excited for our cousin playgroup also!

Kyle & Hillary said...

I hope you have a great time at home for the holidays!! There is nothing better than spending time with family at this time of year!! I am SOOOO excited to go home too!! I just hope I don't give birth on the airplane (I will be 36 weeks when I fly home!!).

My last day at my job is this Friday... SOOOOO when I get back from UT in January, I am a free woman! We will have to get-to-gether during the day and hang out and talk!! I don't see you enough these days!!!

Talk to you soon!
Love, Hillary

Kyle & Hillary said...

I hope you have a great time at home for the holidays!! There is nothing better than spending time with family at this time of year!! I am SOOOO excited to go home too!! I just hope I don't give birth on the airplane (I will be 36 weeks when I fly home!!).

My last day at my job is this Friday... SOOOOO when I get back from UT in January, I am a free woman! We will have to get-to-gether during the day and hang out and talk!! I don't see you enough these days!!!

Talk to you soon!
Love, Hillary

Kyle & Hillary said...

P.S. I don't know why that posted twice... sorry!!!

Amber said...

Horray for AZ!!! We are leaving to AZ after Christmas. Josh comes home from his mission in 4 days!!Maybe we could meet up. It is so crazy busy with family but the thought of it is fun anyway. I'll be at my moms if you get a chance give me a call.

Heidi Ann said...

Top 10 reasons I'm excited for you to come:1. Tater and her bff will be reunited. 2. chatting and laughing 3. tacos at Mandy's 4. a fabulous excuse NOT to do housework because I'm at a playdate
5. seeing how big your girlies are
6. remeber whens 7. i finally get to see Kelyn because we live SO far from each other (not really) Okay, I could only think of 7 but we're REALLY excited!

Heidi Ann said...

Top 10 reasons I'm excited for you to come:1. Tater and her bff will be reunited. 2. chatting and laughing 3. tacos at Mandy's 4. a fabulous excuse NOT to do housework because I'm at a playdate
5. seeing how big your girlies are
6. remeber whens 7. i finally get to see Kelyn because we live SO far from each other (not really) Okay, I could only think of 7 but we're REALLY excited!

Mandi said...

Hello my friend! I am so glad that we got to have our "hangout or two" with you guys! I am never disappointed when we hang out. It's always full on entertainment and laughs the entire time! You guys really are the best and I am so sad to see you go. Tomorrow's playgroup at my house is going to be the best. The boys are so excited to have everyone over! I am crossing my fingers that someday things will be as they should be (with you guys living next door and us knitting together and sitting on the porch swing gabbing and gossiping while our married (to each other) kids give us beautiful grandkids to share). The only thing holding it back is people like Dr. Creech who keeps putting bugs in Nathan's ear that this is not the place to set up a practice. WRONG! Of course it is. Our whole future is riding on you guys because we are already established. Now you just need to cozy in. Okay, I am done with that. I love you love you love you and I am excited for one last hang!

Minharos said...

I too miss mexican food and all good things that come from being close to family. We have an Elder Theobald here in the Pittsburgh mission and I was wondering if he's related to you. He's from AZ (Mesa I believe)and I think his name is Jason. He was just transferred out of our area, but he's really nice and a great missionary. We had him (and his companion :) over a lot- either for dinner or because they had questions for Levy. They were also teaching some friends of ours so we saw them there a lot. Like I said he's a great missionary and we really like him. You can relay that to his family if you know them, and if not then this was a lot of information about someone who shares a last name with your relatives. As a side note 4 out of the 5 missionaries we've had in our neighborhood have been from AZ and the other was from southern CA. Crazy!