This time we spent in Cincy over Christmas and New Years was our favorite yet. We didn't care that it wasn't our bed, that we were re-wearing the same shirts, or that we were in a house with 6 people. It was an amazing time this go around. It's the first time we truly didn't want any reason to leave, not working did have a play in that.
I love spending time with giant gobs of family all smashed in small houses with cousins wrestling. I love the family that we've been blessed with and I love getting to share it.
We did a late Christmas and kicked off stocking with a mimosa cheers. I love how excited we still get to hand out our gifts and wait in anticipation as they open it. I love that we each still get a stocking sugar cookie with our name on it. This year we just loved it all. It seemed less busy than other visits and a little more spur of the moment which felt more real and less calculated. Plus we have a lot of amazing family and friends in our life and it was a blessing to spend time, a lot or a little, with them all.
|the boys are wrestling around the corner and the rest are |
in the basement with the beer and the skyline dip
|we all barely fit in this room anymore|