|Some of the cousins!|
Once again, we were fortunate to be able to come back home to Nebraska for some of Christmas break. It’s always a ton of work to pack up, get the animals all fed and watered and arrange for someone to check on them, then drive the 10 +/- hours but it’s a Christmas tradition that we love.
Normally, we take Raven but winter trips are so cramped with coats and presents and blankets that she went to stay at a friend’s house for Christmas.
For the life of me, I could not find our swimsuits so knowing everyone would want to take a dip in the pool, they wore bike shorts and tank tops. Good enough!
Even though we split our drive up, several hours at a time in a car is taxing on everyone. Thankfully, a bit of crabbiness generally turns into decent naps for a good portion of the trip.
Christmas morning can never come fast enough for little children and honestly, when they first wake up, it’s undeniably early but it’s so magical to relive the excitement of Christmas through their eyes.
|Henry’s first peek of the Christmas tree.|
|Everyone’s silly face.|
…several of which were for the farm. Anyone else get excited about stirrup leathers, a new bridle, a cream separator, a cheese press, mushroom kits, or milkmaid stools? ‘Cause we do!
|I wonder what it could be!|
All around, the most important thing is spending the holiday with those we love, celebrating the birth of our Savior and all that His life entailed, especially the fact that through him, family can be forever.
|Glory to the newborn King!|