My parents bought a ranch in NM a little over a year ago and the entire family met up there for Christmas. We weren't missing a single person which is a downright miracle for my family. My oldest brother and his wife had been preparing to go to the temple. They were kind enough to make it easy on all of us and had the sealing performed in the Gila Valley Temple which is closest to my parents while we were all together. It was an amazing and beautiful experience to be a part of.
We spent the days shooting targets...
Going on tons of 4wheeler rides... the trails on the land were pretty awesome.
We took Hagrid with us (which by the way, he did amazingly well with a 20hr drive and staying in hotels). He had a great time with all the other dogs. We had 10 total at one point because all my siblings brought their dogs with them too.
We spent an evening making Christmas ornaments. I thought they turned out really cool. Just beads and safety pins!
This one is Jace's
Reagan really took to his Aunt P. It may have been all of the fudge she was feeding him but he sure did like hanging out with her.
We had Mexican Food for almost every meal. It was amazing! That is one thing I really miss about being away from home is all of the Mexican food. I may have gained about 100 pounds while I was there but it was totally worth it!
We took some time to take family pictures on Christmas day.
My parents and siblings
The entire clan!
And... Mom and Dad.