Showing me their Christmas crackers and stocking loot.
Jaron made a wonderful treasure hunt for the kids. They had so much fun finding and deciphering the clues.
Stephen came by for a visit.
The Blacks shared a song for their family talent. The video is terrible, but I was fighting off kids.
Poor Clinton and Janet didn't get any sleep. Cara was too excited for Christmas.
Each daughter received a fairy. They loved playing with them.
The next day we (The Kiddos, Joseph, Heather and I) drove to Limon. I tried to find the same place we stayed at on the trip down, but must have taken a different exit. We found a Rodeway Inn that was a little on the rundown side, but clean and comfortable. The best part was it was in walking distance to a Pizza Hut. So we had a grand dinner.
The next day we made it to Idaho Falls. Heather's sister was kind enough to let us stay the night in one of the empty apartments that they manage. That was nice. We left early the next morning to head home. We stopped for lunch at my favorite spot in Baker City, OR. Sumpter Junction! The kids love watching the trains.
This last leg was the most perilous. As soon as we hit the Dalles, the rain started in earnest. It was dark and cars were hydroplaning all over the place. I saw 3 crashes. It was an intense few hours, but we made it home in one piece by 7 pm. It was wonderful to get home and see Daniel.