127: The number of minutes I got to spend with Kelly, during which I freakishly lost my cell phone
258: The number of Christmas decorations that my mother has throughout her house. Puts me to shame and looks absolutely beautiful
2: carousel rides my children took
9: Minutes spent with Santa relaying their wish lists
(Spence: a Wii; Hannah: a dollhouse; Sienna: jewelry like Kaiya ; Austin: the ability to sit)
487: the number of times Sienna yelled out "Christmas yights!" as we drove around the city
1: visit to a colleague of Brad's whose husband recently had a liver transplant
14: hours that Austin went without napping. (What in the world did I eat?)
7,000: calories that I ate in this morning's breakfast of homemade Eggs Benedict
48: number of hours I went without knowing where my cell phone was before it mysteriously turned up in a Christmas box at Kelly's house (how bizarre is that?)
2: trips to Ikea.
4: minutes into the trip home before Sienna threw up in the car.
18 billion: snowflakes that fell making our drive home a little scary, but beautiful
6: very happy members of our family who loved their brief trip to the big city