This trip was filled with lots of fun, family time and not many scheduled, planned events. It was awesome. I think I forgot to mention, but on Friday morning, we hired a babysitter for all the kids and all the adults went to the movies to see the last Hunger Games. It was awesome!
Philip, Jeff and Erik working on cutting some floor boards for the tree house
We got to celebrate Hudson's 8th birthday with him!
On the 28th, we had a (downsized) Christmas celebration with stockings filled by everyone
Philip and I with ours
...and of course Mom couldn't resist getting Christmas pajamas for all the kids =)
Just the girls =)
The grown up girls even got pj's! I love them!
Mom, Jessica and I now have matching Michigan flats! So cute!
Quick! Take the picture, we're going to fall over!
Uno Attack was Well played during our visit!!
Great Grandma Eberts playing UNO with Caleb and Moriah
...and we did Christmas cookies..
I love this moose cookie cutter that Mom has!
Jessica and Adilyn
These ones got a little "well done", so I decorated them as examples
One of the many "Monopoly" games that got played...this one was called "Vinton-opoly" and it's all about the county where Jeff grew up in Ohio!
Moriah was super sweet helping Caleb with his cookies
Reagan ate his cookies before I could get a picture!
Keenan and Hudson's creations
The largest of the Uno Attack games
Jess and I corralled all the kids in the bedroom to do fingerprints on this canvas for Mom =)
I think it turned out great!
She loved it!
Mom Also couldn't help herself... and bought Christmas dresses for the girls...
Eyes closed, getting their dresses =)
So beautiful! (She got shoes for Moriah too, but sadly they were too small)
A recreation of the picture from two year ago...
How cute are they??
Grandma and her sweet girls
Caleb asked me to roll him up in the rug =)
Philip did a Ton of work on the tree house!
This was the last (very random shaped!) piece to go in the floor
When I came across this photo a few weeks ago, I knew we HAD to try and recreate it with the kids at Thanksgiving! =)
Caleb and Adilyn were only a couple weeks old here!
Haha! The result was so hilarious!
(We plan to do this every few years now - it will be awesome when they're all teenagers!)
Philip and the little ones
Check out this amazing train track Philip put together for Caleb!?
We surprised Great Grandma Eberts with a little (early) birthday celebration while we were all together
She read SO many books to these kids I'm surprised she didn't lose her voice!
One of the intense games of Euchre that happened ;)
Sadly, it came time to leave the warm weather and head back to our chilly home...
Mom reading the kids a Christmas book before we left in the morning
We hadn't had any pictures together all week, so we grabbed one before we headed out the door =)
...and one with Philip...
...and the grands =)
We are SO thankful for safe, uneventful, on time travel going and coming!
Caleb conked out for a nap in Atlanta (lucky guy)
What a fun trip it was and how blessed we are with such wonderful family!