family, holidays, indiana, travel

Small Town. Big Hearts.

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!Jan1001

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.Jan1011Jan1013Jan1017Jan1004

Even better, our kids (and I) got to meet their first cousin for the first time. Jan1002Jan1003Brooklyn 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!Jan1005

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!Jan2001

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.Jan1006 I loved that we had a Sunday afternoon reminiscent of our times in Anderson—hanging out with the family and watching the Colts game. Jan1008Of course, the activity level increased quite a bit with the four grandkids playing and needing to be entertained.Jan1009Jan1007

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.Jan1015Jan1014

So many Moodys, and still, we didn’t get to see them all. Looking forward to our first Moody Family Reunion this spring!Jan1010

1 thought on “Small Town. Big Hearts.

  1. You sure squeezed a lot into your trip east! I’m sure it was refreshing to have some time with family. Love you cousin!

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