we had a crazy christmas again this year driving thru 1/2 the country (or so it seemed) to see everyone. my mom & i drove the boys 13 hours to her house on the 23rd while chuck & my dad made the journey in about 11 1/2 hours on christmas eve (chuck had to stay for christmas eve services). on the 27th, we drove 5 hours to chuck’s parents’ house to celebrate christmas with them & got to see a lot of his family throughout our time there. we left new years day and made the 9+ hour drive back to missouri. we had a great time at home, though i wish we could have spent more time with everyone. thanks for all of the gifts, food, & love you gave us. i didn’t take many pics over the holidays, but here are a few….
i hardly took any pics at the scoggins house, but i loved this one of pawpaw getting some “head sugar” from quinn.
here is one of grandpap & his 3 boys (my mom now buys pj’s for everyone at christmas each year… except i don’t think josh or chuck got any this time… that may be because I am Sweet Baby#1 & maybe Nikki has moved into Sweet Baby#2 position. i guess #3 & #4 don’t get any new pj’s).
here is a lovely shot of my sister (in-law) and me in our matching pj’s & our blankets that my dad got us (but told us we had to leave there since we both are constantly in need of a blanket when we are on the couch). this is the only photo in existence of just me & nik together (that i know of).
2nd annual dress the boys in the same outfit photo… thanks for the sweaters mama… the boys look sooooo cute! (side note: see how trip is holding eli’s arm… he did not want to sit still & trip took it upon himself to try to keep eli on the step. and thanks to connie for the spiderman tatoos…. trip loved them & had to get one on his hand christmas morning!)
t & q in their christmas pj’s (from ms. chris :0)