Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Midwest Swing Part 1

Every Christmas season, our family has a BIG decision to make on where to spend the holidays. We have 3 states to choose from and each are equally important to us. This year, we decided the Midwest swing was in order which consists of OHIO, ST. LOUIS, and CHICAGO. It may sound a bit mental; however, it's what felt right and so far I couldn't be more happy that this was the decision we made.
We are officially half way through our trip and the kiddos are having a blast. Maybe it's the 3 Christmases so far and 1 more on the way but I'd like to attribute it to the time that's been shared with our beautiful family. We have grandparents that adore them, aunties and uncles who eat them up, and cousins who are creating amazing memories together. 
Hope everyone one is having a BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL Christmas season!

Here's a quick recap of the past two weeks!

Before we left DC, our weekend was filled with over 2 feet of snow!!! It was awesome to say the least!

A view from the front 

Daddio had a blast building a snowman with the kiddos! (Note: We are not terrible parents...Mr. Landon came out for a cameo appearance without his shoes!!!)

Papa Raftery surprised Kennedy and Landon with a new wooden playhouse for Christmas! This will be a big hit this SPRING!

Priceless expression Christmas morning

Geared up for our first trip into Ohio. Although this leg of the trip only consisted of a day in a half we truly enjoyed seeing Nana, Auntie Meaghan, Aunt Kitty, and all the beautiful cousins!

Mr. Landon is OBSESSED with his new xylophone from Nana!

Stay tuned for Part 2 and 3 coming straight from the STL and the Windy City!


Megs said...

lol- i thought you might head out for traveling:) hope you all have a wonderful time with your family! Happy New Year!!

Beth said...

Wow!!! Bet they were just loving all that snow...just a little different than FL! :) Glad you are getting to see and spend time with family, there is nothing like it!! Hope the New Year is off to a great start for y'all!