So as of 3:30 this afternoon, we are officially off on our annual Merry Christmas trek to Id. to spend the next three whole weeks with our families and boy are we ever excited. They have snow...and lots of it. We heard that four inches fell in one hour last night...so we are going to sled and make Annabelle's first snowman, and eat snow and throw snowballs, and make snow-angels, and ski, and skate on the pond, laugh and kiss and make lots of cocoa and take lots of pictures of all of it.
Has been packed away, what we need now is a giant 4 wheel drive sleigh, and a handful of reindeer to get over the pass with all these presents.
This little girl, as you can see, as long as she has her " Mr. Socks" is ready and raring to go. It was the first Christmas present of the year from a dear friend. She was suppose to wait and open it on Christmas morning...lets say, the poor fellow laid under our tree for several days half-unwrapped before I gave in and let her open the rest of it...and now they are inseparable.
We are going to catch-up on life and just be with the ones we love, and have a truly merry Christmas.
So.... Poppy, Nana, Mor More, Auntie Roo, Uncle Bair, Auntie Deb, Uncle Jerry, Jesse Mari, Kate, A. Ra Ra, U. Brian, U. Pete, Auntie Min, Faith, Nelson, Beau, Uncles: Dan-Dan, Tommy Jay, Marky, John and Nate...Uncle Laren, Auntie Becca, Joey, Molly, Hildi, Patrick and Saoirse, and Auntie Greta, and all the neighbors and friends we are looking forward to seeing....
Ready or not...Here we come!
You can be sure we will be popping in every now and then to see how all your holiday-ing is going. And maybe even try and squeeze in a post or two, or at the very least, a picture or two.
In the meantime wishing each dear one of you, the Merriest of Christmases. And As the carol goes, may your heart feel the " radiant beams from His holy face." along with the beautiful reality of " the dawn of redeeming grace."