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Saturday, January 2, 2021

Gobles Visit for Christmas/New Year


Amanda, Ryan, Graydon and Griffin all came to visit us after Christmas and stayed over the New Year's holiday. They were hoping to arrive on Saturday night, December 26th 2020, however they ran in to traffic and ended up stopping at a hotel a couple hours away because they'd been driving so long and needed rest. They arrived late in the morning on Sunday and we were happy that they arrived in time to watch the Chiefs game with us.

After the football game, we went for a walk, went on some of the rope swings in the neighborhood, and then opened some Christmas presents while the kids wore their matching Christmas PJ's.

I worked during the week, but thankfully work was pretty quiet and I got a lot done without too many meetings. For his Christmas gift, we got Graydon three days of golf camp so Graydon, Connor, and Paige went to Golf camp at PVIC from 2-4 each day. We played outside as much as possible and we're happy that the weather was great for their visit. It was actually a bit warm on a few of the days.

We ate out a few times at restaurants that had outdoor seating. 

I didn't play tennis while the Gobles were in town, but I did go for a run and took Griffin with me. Andrea and I kept him in our room on Thursday night and since Griffin's an early riser it was a good time to go for a jog. I took a pic of him in the stroller at the halfway point and he was definitely enjoying himself.

We heated up the hot tub one night and I went out and got an aluminum firepit since our old steel one had rusted in to dust. We made s'mores and the kids enjoyed swimming in the hot tub and jumping in the frigid pool water.

On New Year's Eve we went to the club for lunch, played at the playground, and did a little swimming. I tried to be a good sport and get in the pool for a bit, however it was just too cold for me. The water was heated, but not enough in my opinion. Griffin liked the zero entry area at the family pool and Graydon enjoyed the big slide and swimming in the deep end with his goggles.

We grilled hotdogs on the grill and the girls made "puppy chow" twice (Chex mix with peanut butter, chocolate, and powdered sugar). Paige reluctantly tried it and then absolutely loved it and wanted to make a second batch after they finished the first. We watched a movie "Soul" on New Year's Evening and none of us stayed up until midnight.

On Friday, New Year's Day, we went to Cheesecake Factory for lunch together and then did a little shopping and looked at the turtles and fish.

Mostly, we just played around in the neighborhood. It was nice weather for walks, bike rides, power-wheels driving, golf cart rides, and football. Poor Graydon had bruises all over his body from playing "Offense/Defense Line" with Connor where they'd push each other and try to get past each other to sack the "Quarterback" which was usually a stuffed animal. Griffin loved riding around in the power-wheel and Paige was cute about taking him all over in it. 

Graydon was a little overheated and lethargic, so Ryan took him to a pediatric urgent care on Friday so he could get tested for a few things including COVID. Thankfully, all the tests came back negative and by Saturday morning he was feeling good again.

Saturday morning, the Gobles got packed up and set off early in the morning for their long car ride home. We appreciate them coming all the way to Florida for a visit and we enjoyed their company and the opportunity to spend some time with cousins. 

We took a lot of pics, and quite a few videos. I didn't go through all the videos and edit them well, but I did throw them all together and it will probably be fun to go through and watch it all some day.

Happy New Year!

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