This year we spent Christmas with the Lawler side of the family in Staunton, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley. I could not have dreamt up a better Christmas!! There are only a few times each year that we are all able to be together in one location and it is always something I cherish.
As always, the time seemed to fly by. But, we definitely made the most of it! Our time together was spent playing countless games of chess, hiking, exploring the nearby caves, playing with the horses, and some late-night hours in the hot tub.
On Christmas Eve, Lucas set out cookies for Santa and carrots for his reindeer... which were later consumed by a drunken Steve & Uncle KJ hehe. Christmas morning, Lucas opened up his much anticipated "bike with pedals" and his set of "real walkie talkies with working buttons" and he was thrilled! As Lucas said, "I told you Santa would bring me walkie talkies!!"
Prior to heading back home to NOVA, Steve and I made a detour out to Kentucky to pick up our family Christmas present, a mini goldendoodle named Jack!! <3
To say the least, it was a Christmas to be remembered!
|Lucas leading our dinner prayer... unprompted. <3|
|Meet our newest family member, Jack. <3|