Wednesday, December 29th was the day of our really bad doctor's appointment. That afternoon following the appointment we were set to head to Sioux City for the start of our Christmases with our extended families.
I have to be honest, going anywhere after the news we had just received was the absolute last thing we wanted to do. We even toyed with the idea of just staying home. But, God bless Jenna and Brody. They are two of the most wonderful distractions and we knew we had to buck up and make the trip for them.
In Sioux City the kids got some quality time with Grandma and Grandpa Burdorf and also with their Omaha cousins. There was a lot of Wii played by the kiddos - both big and small. Aaron got to catch a Briar Cliff basketball game and we all got to go and see our college friends, Jared and Jill, which was great.
Saturday morning we headed to Cherokee. Despite a lot of blowing snow, we made the trip safely. We started at my dad's and watched some football and ate entirely too much food.
After naptime we headed to my mom's for our Christmas with her. We watched a little "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," with Justin and I quoting about every line and driving Mandy nuts!
Overall, it was a good trip and I'm always sad that our time seems to go way too fast with each other. Because I had so many pictures and didn't want to upload them all individually, I made a slide show that you'll see below.