Our Christmas began at home before we headed for Texas.
The kids had a drive-in movie party at church. We helped them decorate their “cars.”
Our homeschool group also had a party and the kids recreated the nativity story. I love the hockey stick shepherd staffs.
Doug, Allison, and I spent a whole day baking cookies and visiting with friends. At the end of the day, she was still smiling at my kids. She’s a keeper.
Doug and the entire worship/tech crews presented three wonderful Christmas Eve services.
Immediately following the last Christmas Eve service, we left from the church and drove straight through to San Antonio.
We stopped in Moore, OK on Christmas day for a 5AM breakfast at the Waffle House. It was magical. The kids got to open their stockings in the car because as the kids were sleeping through the night on the road, Santa flew over the mini-van and dropped their gifts through the sun roof.
We finally made it to the motherland.
And I had to pick this up at the gas station.
Lucy shares my thoughts and opinions on Blue Bell.
Lucy and Maya slept under the kitchen table.
Doug playing with his son’s new toys.
A trip the Hurts always ends in game nights.
Roses blooming in the winter.
More cousin time!
My nephew is my reward for setting up his parents.
My parents with 3/4 of their grandkids.
George stole the show, of course.
Snow boots for Christmas. This is my life now. Also, Doug’s shirt.
And even more cousin time!
Doug and I took an early anniversary date and went touristy with a stroll around the River Walk and a visit to the Alamo.
Doug traveled back to SD without us to return to work. My parents drove us back a week later. The kids were spoiled with many activities in that week.
At the DoSeum. I highly recommend this place for families in SA.
Jack reenacting my job as a drive-thru bank teller.
Fun at the trampoline park.
Swimming in January? Why not?
And a trip to the creek house in Tarpley, TX.
Texas sure is pretty in January.
We ended our trip celebrating my mom’s birthday.
I really miss my family so much. Thank you to both families for hosting us and spoiling us!