Thursday, December 25, 2008

Home for the Holidays

Merry Christmas!! So I finally made it back to Portland. My flights were all cancelled due to weather on the 22nd and I wasn't going to be able to get another one until December 26th, which obviously defeats the purpose of coming home for Christmas... but the parents of some of my good friends were nice enough to clear space for me in their car and offered Jackson and me a ride to Portland. Yes!!

Eleven harrowing hours later (it actually wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be), a bout of car sickness, a burger at the famous Husdon's in Coueur d' Alene and a few stops for the dogs, I surprised my parents with the best gift of all: ME. Unfortunately, my sister got stuck in Chicago with her boyfriend and his family, but she'll be back tomorrow and I'l sure we'll do Christmas all over again.

Regardless, my Christmas Eve consisted of the following:
  • Cooking Prime Rib with my mom, dad and brother
  • Drinking lots of champagne
  • Opening a bottle of French red wine my dad was given when my brother was born (21 years ago)

  • Opening another bottle of red wine because that one just wasn't...quite...right...
  • Talking about politics, religion, homosexuality, marriage and whether or not I should sell my eggs to make money
  • Making a fire and drinking hot chocolate with 100 proof peppermint schnapps
  • Watching WALL-E and tearing up at least 10 times
  • Watching my tipsy father fall over trying to let the cat in the house
Classic Bennett Christmas.

I hope everyone had a wonderful day with their families and friends. Can't wait to see what the New Year brings! Happy, happy Holidays from Jackson and Lizzie.


Sara said...

I've half-jokingly debated selling my eggs for money before. Never forget surrogacy is always an option too.

Merry Christmas!

OhMyHeart said...

I tear up at even the mention of Wall-E!! Merry Christmas :)

Anonymous said...

What an adorable picture!!! Sounds like you had a fabulous time and I hope your sister gets in soon.

My brother has been busy me to watch Wall-E so maybe I should really give it a go... LOL

Katie Says So said...

Sounds like a GREAT time!!!!