After a short drive back to Omaha, we moved into Part III of our Christmas Extravaganza. In Omaha, we celebrated even more. (FYI, we amazingly got this picture in only two shots. Please note that even the dogs are looking!)
We ate too much delicious food prepared by Grandpa Jimmy and opened even more wonderful and generous gifts.
Owen had tons of fun playing with his Mimi and PiPi (that's you official Grandpa name, right Grandpa Jimmy?)
Owen also spent lots of time with his Aunties Liz and Kathryn. They had a great time singing songs and playing with Owen's Christmas gifts. I don't know how we are going to fit Lola in the car! Seriously! We had lots of fun hunting for after Christmas bargains and catching up with family and old friends. Mike did an excellent job packing up the Jeep and we were able to bring our beloved Lola back to Evanston. We left Friday around noon and made a stop to see my friend Megan's new house in Ames. It was great to see her and we hope to get back to visit again in the new year! By the time we got back into the car, Owen was exhausted and slept most of the way home. All in all, the trip could not have gone more smoothly. We are so blessed to have such wonderful family. Owen had an unbelievable first Christmas. We made it home safe and sound (and when we arrived, the temperature in our condo was 51 degrees!) We hope you all had a very happy holiday, too!