Anyway, once I got home, we got the car packed up and headed out for our four hour trip across Missouri. The trip went really smoothly and we only had to stop once for a potty break. Can I just say again that built-in DVD players in vehicles is the BEST INVENTION EVER.
My parents' house is actually in a very rural area and the road out there is quite treacherous. We made it okay even though their driveway was a sheet of ice. My sister and brother-in-law, who had driven down from Chicago, managed to get stuck on the driveway and Dad and Jason had to go out and help rescue their car.
|Emmeline, Paige and my nephew Rowan who looks unsure about the picture taking|
|Even Rowan got little Toms|
We are headed down to Joplin tonight to have our second Christmas with Jason's family. I'm hoping that the family drama is kept to a minimum, but we shall see. It is a shorter drive this time, but it will be a short trip since we have to head back tomorrow night to finish out the work week.
Merry Christmas to everyone and safe travels!