And December?

And now for the rest of the story...

In December we made a few trips to Winter Park for some skiing and then one big trip to FL for Christmas festivities at my in-laws house in Lakeland. I can't remember what else I did that month, but I'm sure it included making christmas cookies and mixing peppermint hot chocolate with my coffee in the mornings. Wait, I think I still do that.

When we arrived in Florida, both girls had runny noses and were sprouting new teeth. Lovely. As a result, most people thought that the girls didn't like them or that something was wrong with the way they were holding them or feeding them their bottles. Instead, it was a combination of new teeth, new place, lots of noise, and lots of new faces. They did enjoy their time there in spite of their sore gums.

If you can believe it there was a grand total of 24 people staying under one roof during Christmas. My in laws masterfully fit all 24 of us in their beautiful home and were great hosts to us during our stay. We had many late nights watching movies, cramming 15 people into one hot tub, including the twins, too many loads of laundry to count, a delicious Christmas brunch, and consumed too many goodies which we are all regretting now that the new year is upon us.

One of the highlights of our trip was meeting the twins' cousin Alonna, who was born just 2 months after they were. So fun getting to see her and see the three of them together. They even had matching Christmas jammies!! The low of that trip happened just before we left to go the airport, 10 minutes to be exact. This is where the pink cast comes into play.

While Jacob was wrestling with his sister Kelli, and yes I did say sister, Lambchop must have wanted to get in on the fun and unfortunately ended up getting in the way. During the wrestling, Jacob stepped back and the bottom of his foot met Lambchops' leg and with a snap that Jacob both heard and felt, we had ourselves a crying pup. Thankfully, the Mutzes know lots of people in Lakeland and we left in a hurry to the animal clinic just up the road. Within 20 minutes we had an x-ray of her broken bone, leg in a splint, pain meds, and a sedative for the plane ride. And if you can believe it, we didn't miss our flight. It was delayed for some reason and so we were able to make it on board with our two kids, two dogs, and lots of sighs of relief.

As for New Years Eve and ringing in the new year of 2011, I was fast asleep and I believe Jacob was up watching The Mentalist, one of his favorite tv shows. We are so boring like that.

And now that December is over and January is already off to a great start, stay tuned for how we spent the first of the new year and where the girls went on their first sled ride.

Lily and Piper over our Christmas trip in FL. Aren't those tights just the cutest? And the outfits too!!
Christmas jammies under the Christmas tree!!
At home in their nifty high chairs that attach to our counter! Genius!
Sweet Lily and her little Elf hat
The girls in these cute little elf outfits that Zaza (Grandma Mutz) gave to them before we came for Christmas. Aren't they just adorable?! And of course, Piper and her usual eyes wide open look. Love her! And Lily too.

Lily, Alonna, and Piper
Alonna's brother Noah, squeezing oranges for Zaza. And looking quite adorable in his little apron!
Piper standing up!! How did we go from crawling to standing up in a matter of a week? Huh?!

And here's the poor pup in her pink cast with the two wrestlers...
Poor thing!! But she runs with it no problem!!


Sheryl said…
Where did you get the chairs that attach to the bar in your kitchen? Wonder what the weight limit is - Wesley needs one!!
Cathy said…
Hi Rebecca, I don't know if you remember me, Cathy, I came up to chat with you a couple weeks ago at church. I'd still love to meet and have coffee if you're still up for it :) What does your schedule look like? My e-mail is Such cute pics of the girls! Talk to you soon.
Kerry said…

I found your blog linked on a friend's blog back before you had your twins. I have twin daughters that will be 3 in April. I have put the pieces together...My husband and I just recently moved to Searcy, AR. I am sort of from Arkansas, graduated from UofA in Fayetteville and then went on to UAMS for nursing school. I met my husband in Nursing School on a blind date. He was in the Marine Corps. Anyways, long story short, he served for 10 years and he recently became the owner/operator of the Chick-fil-A that opened here in Searcy on January 20th. I went to Fellowship Bible in Little Rock when I lived in LR but we now go to Fellowship here in Searcy. We had the opportunity to attend The Art of Marriage conference this weekend and it was awesome. I was putting it together this weekend that the Mutz couple must be your in-laws but then I figured out that your dad was Dennis Rainey. Anyways...the blog world can make the world very small. Please let your dad know this was a great weekend for us, the conference truly impacted our marriage in a positive light. The feedback from other couples around us who have done annual marriage conferences said this was the best!

Hope you are adjusted to life with twins now. I saw a light at the end of the tunnel around 6 months and it has been such a neat experience.That was about the time, we all really started sleeping. My girls are such good friends, they entertain each other so well...I love the relationship they have, it is truly such a joy!

Anyways, I just had to post a comment once I put the dots together. Many blessings!
Kerry said…
Here is my comment with my blog linked...which I am horrible about time for the blog anymore

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