Thursday, December 31, 2015


Christmas was so fun this year.
Des is starting to get old enough to anticipate and know what things are going on.

{in the matching Christmas duds grandma sent}

{such handsome boys}

It started raining several days before Christmas and our area was flooding.
This is when I'm very relieved we don't have a basement.
{our yard Christmas Eve, and it's been raining pretty much since then}
{yes, that's our fire pit submerged} 

On Christmas Eve we joined Curt at work midday to go to the Delta museum (which the kids loved), went to lunch, and then Curt came home with us.


{all set up for Christmas morning}

 The kids woke up at their normal time but requested breakfast before present opening.

My mom sent this little glow bug toy for McKay and he pretty much just walked around hugging it while the other kids opened presents.

We got the kids a microscope, I'm so excited to use it with them.
It goes up to 2000x magnification and has a built in camera we can hook up to a screen.

Then we loaded up and drove down to Curt's parents in Florida.


Des requested many drawing lessons from Megan.

{Evie twirling around in her new dress}
Saturday morning we went on a walk on the coast and past the Palm Beach farmer's market.

They had a Christmas party on Saturday night and I had to record the prettiness. 

{where McKay gets his chin dimple from}

Sunday we went to church and then Curt took me for a drive out to Belle Glade to see the sugar cane fields. 
They stretch on as far as the eye can see.

 {such black, black soil}

 We went to the beach early Monday morning. 
Florida was in the 80s so the weather supported this move.

It was windy and beautiful and the waves were big.


{chasing birds}

Our friends Ryan and Kao Nu were in town and we got to visit with them and their daughter, Bella.


Tuesday we went to a fancy lunch with the family and then drove back to Georgia.

{casting a spell with a pen magic wand}

We were able to stop in Orlando to see Curt's grandparents and uncle and then we made it home at almost 1:00am.
Successful, family filled holiday season.

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