|Pre-Christmas with some of the cousins!|
The Christmas season has been in full swing since the day after Thanksgiving. We've had our fill of Christmas parties, concerts, gatherings, food, music and lights. However, every year, we count down the days until we can make the trek to visit family and friends during the break.
|Evelyn's school concert.|
|I get to play nurse!|
|Enjoying a beautiful sunrise.|
We didn't even make it past Evelyn's school before Kate asked if we were there yet.
|We brought Hannibal with us in the car.|
LOTS and LOTS of stickers.
|Kate, the Picasso dog.|
|The light at the end of the tunnel!|
Once we arrived, there were plenty of challenges still to face: taking care of Gimpy Jack meant I had to meet his every whim, from fetching his pills and ice packs in the middle of the night to bringing him breakfast, lunch and dinner in bed (I told you he liked it!), there were meltdowns, spit up, fights, overeating, staying up too late, crying, dog bites, racing around town to see family and friends, guilt about not being able to see everyone, an unfortunate chicken murder, my mother having to work out of town ON Christmas (boo!), among other trying experiences that come with the holidays. But, those pale in comparison to all the fun of Christmas.
|Great-grandma Deaton meeting Henry.|
Great-grandmas met great-grandbabies.
|I got to hold Tuck the Genius and Henry, the Coolest Baby Ever.|
Aunts meeting nephews.
|Such a Happy Henry!|
|Jenny and Henry!|
And MORE naps!
Star Wars...in love seat recliners!
Games with family.
Learning the "old lady arts" from grandma.
|Nothing says Christmas like hamburgers and hot dogs!|
Grilling out just a few days before Christmas??? You betcha!
|Another Christmas miracle.|
And still getting a white Christmas??? You betcha!
|Driving around to see Christmas lights.|
Merry Christmas to all!