On our drive I put the farm address in our map app and these are the final directions...you know you're going to the middle of nowhere when the map directions tell you to simply turn left without any indication of street name and the final direction states: prepare to park your car (instead of the destination is on the right).
I couldn't quit giggling at these directions!
|the kids did really well on the long drive and this is evidence that Mum-mums were essential to Kolter's happiness|
These two...back together again and as silly as ever...friends forever!
|these 2 are so close in age I hope they are friends forever too|
|Cadence and Aunt Jess|
|Papa entertaining Kolter|
|entertaining themselves at the Gillen Christmas lunch|
|Nora is a major Papa's girl...she was attached to him the whole visit|
|Aunt Candace with sleeping Kolter|
There is always a lot of wrestling and kid piles when the Schenk's get together. See the evidence below:
|Sunset at the farm|
Nora and I went caroling with the church. I was nervous about how Nora would react to all the older people (we sang primarily at nursing homes and assisted living facilities). We talked about it before we went. But she really surprised me. She talked to every single person at every single place! It was so sweet! She was also often rewarded with a treat, so that may have provided some motivation. At one facility we sang at the door opened and then nice woman held out a whole tub of cookies and I realized it was my high school BFF's grandma. Both of the above pictures of grandparents of some of my best friends...you've got to love small towns!
These 2 love each other and Sawyer is a great brother always up for making Kolter laugh. Papa having some snuggle/wrestle time with his boys.
|I think this guy loves the Royals too...start them young|
|Snuggling with Papa..they kind of look alike :)|
|He was happy about Christmas|
|cousins taking a bath|
|Living the fancy life in the SC|
|Someone likes to lick the bowl|
We celebrated Sawyer's birthday with Papa and Grandma! He was quite excited about an early b-day celebration.
|This kid loves tools and he got several for Christmas and his bday. Here is his "fixing" Papa's tractor|
|Happy to be with Grandma|
|And happy to be with Papa|
|Uncle Troy trying to tame the Schenk kids|
|Nolan loving on Kolter|
|the girls have to stick together|
|Aunt Audi and sleeping Kolter|
|the whole Schenk clan|
Driving the Deere
Sawyer climbing on hay bales
Gracie and Sawyer climbing on hay bales
Riding the tractor