We haven't made the trip down to KS since last Christmas! This will be the longest time we've gone without traveling home to visit our family, but we are so blessed that our families are willing to travel up to see us when we can't make it down south. This past month my parents were able to spend 10 days with us! They made it just in time to go to our homeschool co-op and Kolsen's speech class graduation.
K-girl got a new outfit while she was out shopping with Nana!
The boys spent quite a bit of time working on finishing the top of our deck before the snow started flying and they managed to finish it two days before we got 4 inches of snow with more on the way. They spent a lot of time working in the dark working after Shawn got off work.
Shawn, Kolsen and my dad braved the cold weather to get the job finished!
Meanwhile, the girls did lots of crafting projects in the nice, warm downstairs. We finished up a few Christmas presents and made our annual Christmas tree ornaments.
Kaylee sewing on her machine.
The girls also helped some with the deck during the day when it wasn't too cold. They loved it when Shawn chopped off the board ends.