So, let's get updated from where I left off back in December. Matt spread Christmas joy at work by making people smile and laugh when he wore the bunny suit from "A Christmas Story" to work.
We had our usual last-minute frantic scramble to create our annual family Christmas card. Every year I say I'm going to make our card at Thanksgiving...and every year I don't. ;-)
We enjoyed Christmas at home with Keaton and Autumn...relaxed and comfortable in sweats. After presents, we enjoyed a S'mores martini and a seafood dinner with crab legs and coconut shrimp. Keaton and Autumn enjoyed a little nap. (I just may have made the martinis a little too strong.)
On New Year's Eve, we rented a car and began our trek to Texas to watch Matt's beloved WMU Broncos play in the Cotton Bowl in Texas.
Our first stop was in Memphis to ring in the New Year with the guitar drop on Beale Street!
Before we made the drive over to Dallas the next day, we drove around Memphis to take in some sights. We had to swing by Graceland, of course! (We didn't have time to take a tour, but we definitely will tour it the next time we're in town.)
We drove by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. (Keaton and Autumn both have toured it before, so that helped with our time management.)
We drove by the Lorraine Motel...the sight of the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Keaton and Autumn took a lot of naps and had fun with their cell phones during the car ride. I think they may be almost ready to get a dog.
Game Day! We arrived at the stadium early to have fun tailgating before the game. The weather was PERFECT...sunny and 80! There were a TON of fellow Broncos! While the victory didn't go to Matt's beloved Broncos, it was a great experience to sit in AT&T Stadium and see the 60 yd. TV screen! WOW!!
After we unpacked and took a breath, we celebrated my birthday at a tapas restaurant with good friends! It was a great start to 2017!