After our wonderful Thanksgiving vacation with my family in the Davis Mountains of Texas, Ann and I decided to go to the ranch for Christmas. The boys were so excited to see their cousins and Grandma and Gramp again just a few weeks after playing with them before.
A huge "thank you" to my Aunt Becky and Uncle Lucky for putting us up in their guest house. It was wonderful to play house and have a big 'ol 2 bedroom 2 bath home all to ourselves! The boys seemed to relax and enjoyed having their own space and Ann and I slept in a different room from the boys for the first time since they were born (5 1/2 years ago!). We realized the need for personal space not only for us but for the boys as well and our addition to our NM house will be our #1 priority this year! Andres and Cruz rode bikes and trikes and wiggle cars up and down Grandma and Gramp's driveway with Davis, Sammy and Kade; and Cruz wore out more than one pair of socks trying to stop using his feet. Andres wanted to move into Grandma's house and said it was the "best house ever". I think he felt cozy and loved there. I could post a ton of pictures but I won't. We had a peaceful, restful, reflective Christmas and though I really missed my parents and brothers and sisters who I haven't seen now in 2 YEARS... it was good to be back on the ranch and with the people who love me most. I don't want to start crying now but I love all you guys sooooooo much and you have no idea how much I miss you. It was so satisfying to watch my boys play in the same place I used to play as a child. WOW!