surprise! we are in texas for christmas this year!
we have been planning a surprise visit to see ben's brother matt and his family for matt's 40th birthday, which just so happens to be on christmas day. i couldn't write about it, because he reads this blog and facebook, but after 3 days in a car caravaning with ben's mom & twin sister & her family, we arrived.
the surprise went off without a hitch and now we're here to enjoy ourselves. this break from stress, worry, and sadness is exactly what we needed.
it has been a big, loud, happy, messy, laughing, fabulous christmas. and the fun isn't over yet!
i'm so grateful for this crazy group of people, and all of my other loved ones.
may your days be merry and bright.