We traveled to Stillwater on Sunday to finish up our Christmas Celebration with Matt's dad and Stepmom. It's only a little over an hour to get there so it's an easy trip. We are soo blessed to have our family so close. It is very uncommon in the ministry to live by both sides of your family and we realize that!
Our kids really enjoy going there because they live on a farm. First thing when we got there Grandpa pulled up and took them to finish feeding the cows. My kids are animal lovers so this is always a treat. Then Matt's step uncle Tony took the kids sledding behind the 4 wheeler so they were already having the time of their lives! Playing in the snow, sledding down the pond hill and climbing all over the hay bales and getting to shoot pop bottles with the 22....good times!
Matt's brother's family also came and our kids LOVE playing with each other. They look forward to our time together and I am so grateful for that. We both have 2 girls and one boy and so it is perfect! We were able to visit with his aunts and uncles also which we hadn't seen in a long time so that was nice.
Krista and I
One of the things that I cherish about our time together is my friendship with my sis in law Krista. She grew up a PK and now she is a PW. We can talk about things that I can't share with anyone else. The cool thing about us is that we were friends before we were sis in laws. I love and admire her so much. Being married to brothers we can really relate to each other!! :)
Grandpa and Grandma Thomason & Grandkids
What a great way to end our Christmas Celebration of 2009.