Maine is the prettiest state!! I had the most wonderful time! Bryan has the sweetest family that were so welcoming and kind to me. Lots of games were played, stories told about Ukraine, delicious dinners, shopping at L.L. Bean, seeing lighthouses, visiting with his siblings that live there, meeting nephews and nieces, taking naps, bowling, fancy dinners out, birthday celebrations, movie watching, and eating lobster. I'm excited to go back.. when there's not an ice storm, of course! :)
Christmas day was spent at my Grandma and Grandpa Coyne's home this year! It's something that we have never done before. My Aunt Heather and her boys also were there to share the festivities with us. We didn't do any of our usual Christmas Eve traditions, but it was really special to be there with my Grandparents, who are aging. I was feeling crummy thanks to a some wicked bad hemorrhoids (too much info?). I went to the doctor Christmas eve day and had them lanced open.. Nothing says happy holidays like a really sore butt. :) Christmas night my parents drove me to the SLC airport to spend the rest of the holidays with Bryan and his family in Maine. I was pretty worried about sitting on my sore arse, but the flight was practically empty and I was able to lay down. That's right, LAY DOWN!! It was a Christmas miracle.
Posted by Sarah Christensen Lawson