This year, we got to spend Christmas at the farm with my family. We left Spruce Grove around 4:30 Friday afternoon (Dec 23rd) and after a lovely dinner with a friend in Airdrie, we rolled in to the farm around 12:45am Christmas Eve. Those hours worked well for our littlest traveler, as she was only awake for half of them, and then fell asleep for the rest of the drive, which made it a lot easier on us. :o) Hopey was so excited to be going to the farm that she stayed awake talking until 11 pm or so. :o) When we would stop for gas or at a traffic light she would pipe up with some comment like, "We are not at the farm yet. Now we will go to the farm. ... This is not the farm, now we will drive to Granny's house." :o)
They were sure friends now! :o)
Some of you may have seen this on the internet. It's typically been presented by 12 people dressed up as monks, but creative Chloe figured out a way for just six people to do it! (They had put it together for the Christmas program at church.) Here's a A/V snippet of it, in which you may hear Hope complaining that the music is "too yyy-oud" and Luke telling her "too bad." :o) LOL!