We were blessed to be able to drive down to California to visit family this year for Christmas. The trip takes about 18 hours with kids :)
Here are a few things I want to remember...
the anticipation of going "home" for Christmas
a cozy little log cabin to stay in along the way
waking up to snow
the kids singing in the car
first hugs after being away for awhile
coffee with my mom
the safe feeling of being with family
how much I love candlelight
laughing with my sister
how much my kids love being with their cousins
good peppermint bark
driving in the country at night
stars...lots of them!
tears at goodbye...not so fun, but it means we're loved