This Christmas was our first for us away from Indiana. It was different for sure, we ended up having our own family Christmas a week before actual Christmas since we would be away from home and didn't really want to travel with everything, the van was full enough for the return trip as it was with the presents from out west.
|Pete playing with a toy Nora got him for Christmas|
We managed to miss snow all across Indiana, and had a great drive getting there and back with no delays or issues. Our van decided to sound like dirt on the way out but was able to repair the leak with a mechanic in Batesville without too much hassle. The kids loved spending time with Aunts, Uncle and a soon-to-be Uncle along with SkyPopo and PoMa (Nora's name for SkyPopo Grandma) at their house, as you saw we had our family pictures taken with great success.
|Sarah and Nora after cutting down the Christmas Tree|
|playing down by the pond|
|Nora begged aunt sarah to be on hair duty|
|Dex's face just made me laugh on this one|
|Enjoying some swinging time with Daddy and Uncle James|
|Here's a closer shot of Nora's face during this fun with James, she's loving it!|
|Ticket to Ride Europe|
|First picture of the new year|
|I swear she listened to the frozen soundtrack for like 9 of the 13 hours of the drive home|
|Listening to his Scripture Scouts the whole way home|