Since I am home with a sick little boy, I decided it was quite possibly my best opportunity to go through all 450+ pictures from our trip, and post a few while at it...so here it goes...hope you have an hour!
Arriving at the Soladay Family compound!
This is the guest bedroom where Ryan and I slept. Carol had placed a pair of new slippers for Ryan on his pillow and a precious book written by Dr. Phil's wife about celebrating Christmas at home with your family on mine. Notice our monogram she placed at the foot of our bed. So sweet! Carol is such a gracious hostess, never leaving a stone unturned to make us feel comfortable and welcomed!
Of course she didn't forget the boys!After taking a tour of their new digs and eating lunch, Pop and Grandma had a few gifts for the boys so they could "play" like the locals! Some thick socks so their little Texas tootsies could handle the cold!
And if you're going to play in the snow, you MUST have some good boots...that is if you would still like to have your toes attached when you're done playing outside!
Austin in his underwear! Ha ha! No...just his long johns!Now for the tradition of the Soladay Christmas Scavenger Hunt!! You might remember last year's hunt! It always starts with Pop reading the poem leading to the first clue!
Patiently waiting for the first clue...
Everyone had their turn to read...
Trysten's clue led them to the basement!
Here I am in Pop's coat! To say I was cold is a complete understatement!
Trysten! LOVE THIS PIC!!!
Austin shoveling the deck!
Back inside for some coloring...
some hot chocolate...
and much needed rest!