12.24.2012

Christmas Joy, Part I

Rob and I are both so blessed with jobs who understand how important our families are to us. We were able to take quite a bit of time off to spend with all of our family. Priceless!!!

Our CA family (minus Grandma & Grandpa T) headed out to CO for the holidays the week before Christmas. We were able to squeeze a lot of quality family time into a few days! They made it out for some of our beautiful Colorado weather... In fact it caused Jack some issues as he was driving out from CA, delaying him an extra day. On the 20th we enjoyed some great family time, tamales included! Then, the 21st we went out to dinner as a family and headed out to the Broadmoor to enjoy all the Christmas lights, the lake, and a few drinks... donned in hats, scarves, mittens, and coats! The Broadmoor this time of year is truly magical! Saturday, the 22nd, we enjoyed breakfast and some thrift store treasure hunting, followed more quality family time complete with some yummy appetizer/finger foods, laughter, and games. And of course in true Rob & Carrie fashion... we decided to give everyone their stockings a day early ❤ Sunday the 23rd we woke up early for the early service at church, then headed back to our house for brunch and presents. Thanks to my sweet mother-in-law's help, we feasted on the Tisthammer traditional breakfast casserole! We were so excited that our cousins, Matt and Jeannine, were able to also be there from AZ! We spent the day hanging out and playing games.

Today we head out for a fun filled week in Missouri and Arkansas!! We will be, literally, in the middle of nowhere with no cell reception and very limited wifi!... I cannot wait! I never want to leave the wonderfulness of staying with my sister ♥ ♥ it is right up my alley... Secluded, animals galore, gorgeous landscape... And well, my sister ❤ good luck to anyone trying to get me to return to my regular life....

Merry Christmas, All!!!

Here are some glimpses in to our time this week....

Driving up to the Broadmoor...simply gorgeous.
Fireplace at the Broadmoor ♥
Blakely and me, enjoying the cozy fireplace ♥
The gorgeous lake
Levi was a big fan of the slinky in his stocking...thank you target Dollar Spot ♥
"treatttttsss"
Delora and her stocking... Lilly wasn't as patient at dumping the stuff out... 
"Christmas Morning" at our home
Christmas Morning at our home ♥




I think we made a good choice with the tool bench for Levi ♥
they guys, getting Levi's present put together 
Showing off some of our huge box of Angel gear! 
Merry Christmas from the Broadmoor ♥
nothin' like bein' in love at Christmas ♥
Christmas in our Home ♥ so magical!


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