I didn’t realize it until I sat down to write this post, that we hadn’t been back to Indiana at Christmastime since we moved away to Arizona!
Since my friend’s wedding was near my in-laws, it worked out beautifully that the kids could get some quality time with grandparents, aunts, and uncles while Stephen and I attended Rebekah’s wedding.
Even better, our kids (and I) got to meet their first cousin for the first time. Brooklyn was born just two days before Brynn, so it was fun to have the two little girls together and to meet this little person who made me an aunt. She was on-the-go, so getting a picture with Brooklyn was no small feat!
We saw the new kitchen Dad recently built for mom. He did an incredible job, and showered Mom with love by adding a dishwasher, garbage disposal, breakfast bar, and hand-made cabinets. It felt like an entirely new house!
Stephanie and Jason graciously let us stay at their place. It was an arctic weekend with extremely cold temps and freezing rain, but we managed to make it to church and then out to eat as a family. I loved that we had a Sunday afternoon reminiscent of our times in Anderson–hanging out with the family and watching the Colts game. Of course, the activity level increased quite a bit with the four grandkids playing and needing to be entertained.
We had just a few short days with the family before we took off for Maryland and West Virginia, but we circled back to Indiana at the end of the trip and got to visit with Amy and Cameron who were in town from South Carolina.
So many Moodys, and still, we didn’t get to see them all. Looking forward to our first Moody Family Reunion this spring!