We drove to the farm on Saturday, Dec 22nd. We decided to make the absolute most of Josh's vacation time from work, and go on the Saturday instead of Sunday afternoon or Monday. :o) The extra work it took on my part was totally worth it. And it felt so good to have Josh come home that Friday evening and help me finish up things. :o)
We left at 6:30 am, drove two hours to Red Deer where we had a lengthy stop in the parking lot of Tim Hortons, nursing Philip, changing Joy, taking Hope potty... all those good things, and of course - drinking tea and coffee! Can't forget that! From Red Deer our amazing little man traveled almost 4 whole hours till Fort Macleod, where he ate again, and the girls went to another Tim Hortons with Daddy and then to the nearby Super Store... they HAD to get out of the van for a while. :o) Baby fed again, we took off for the farm, with a quick stop for gas and air in the tires in Lethbridge.
We rolled in around 4:30, and navigated our way through the renovations at the entry of the house to the warmth and lovely people inside. :o)
Wait a minute - who's that new guy at the end of the table? You'll see more of him further down this post. (Thanks for taking the picture, Avery.)
Hope was desperate for something to do, or maybe it was me that was desperate for something for her to do, so Granny set about occupying her with helping make "pigs in a blanket" for church potluck the next day. Hope had never seen those before, but now she makes them out of Play Dough here at home. :o)
Love this shot of Chloe and the man God has brought into her life, Reid Wilkie. They were ready for church and having some quiet moments with God on the couch. :o) :o) :o)
Lyddie, laying some love on the little man.
Love Hope's eyes too. Too bad you couldn't see them... don't ask me how she got the hat... I think Granny turned her into "Aunt Jemima" like she used to do with us when we were little girls. :o)