Trail of Lights returned from a 2 year hiatus. We met my sister and her husband and took turns pulling my niece around the trail. It was cold, and it was awesome!
Joint brother/sister birthday celebration at Matt's El Rancho, followed by cookie decorating the next morning. It was Hank's first year to join and I have to say I'm impressed by his efforts.
|Georgia was so excited to get her face painted.|
|Blake turned 30 this year, and I'm creeping closer and closer to 40.|
|Wearing my awesome new scarf from brother and sis-in-law.|
|An assortment of cookies.|
|A friend got us "Ninjabread" cookie cutters- and they ended up being my favorite!|
Christmas rolled around, and we celebrated with my family in Austin before packing up the car and heading to Oklahoma for a few days with Hank's family.
|Christmas Eve service with my parents at Riverbend Church|
|Georgia rounding the corner at my parent's house on Christmas morning. She was only grumpy until she saw her first big gift.....|
|A Barbie Cruise Ship!!! Complete with a swimming pool with dolphin fountain. She loved it!|
|It's tradition for me to make my brother's birthday cake for Christmas night- this year I made an oil derrick cake in honor of a recent job transition.|
|Katie realized something was up, and was not too happy that we left her alone for 4 days.|
|Sleepy pups on the drive up to OKC.|
|We woke up on Thursday morning to snow. It was beautiful.|
|Marley was like a new dog playing around in the snow.|
|A few generations of Holland boys, engrossed in a chick flick.|
|Engagement night at Stellas.|
We finished off the year by celebrating with a few friends on New Year's Eve, and are now looking forward to a relaxing beach vacation in just a few weeks. Happy 2013!