As lovely as Christmas in Meeker was.... we were anxious to get to California to visit sweet family and celebrate together!
Oh man - Hamp & Sam just love their cousins so well (both sides in fact! How lucky we are...) I found no greater holiday joy than watching Hamp dote on his baby cousin Jenavieve or seeing all four boys wrestle and shout and play and laugh together! I enjoyed long visits with my sis-in-law over coffee, dodge ball & paddle ball with my brother, sweet cuddles with my niece and funny conversations with my nephews. We took advantage of the Southern Cali sunshine and spent hours at the park or in the backyard playing... and when we HAD to go inside, it was always a celebration: either at Medieval Times for Jack's 4th birthday or at home for New Year's Eve with a piñata full of candy! We even got new Georgia tee-shirts in anticipation of the Rose Bowl - Go DAWGS!
For Christmas, I got the boys tickets to see a show in Las Vegas on January 1st!
We had such a great night - we got into town just in time to celebrate Georgia winning the Rose Bowl (and wore our new tees proudly out & about on the strip that night!) then were amazed and thoroughly entertained by Mat Franco and his magic! We ended the evening with specialty cupcakes and the Bellagio Fountains and then made the long drive home the next day.
We are ready for the new year... and full of joy from being together.