After starting off the Christmas holiday in Dallas, we headed down to Austin to celebrate with my family. We drove on Christmas morning, so the traffic was basically nonexistent on I-35 (hallelujah!), and we made it to Grampsie and Nana's house with plenty of time to spend most of the day with the Bratton clan.
Then it was time to head to Bunny and Nello's house. Since it was late, we waited until the next morning to open gifts, but Rylan had to check out his new tractor before bed.
Josh and my Dad left the following day to go hunting for a few days, which was Josh's first time at the lease.
They had a great time, and we are now the proud owners of an extremely full freezer of venison.
Meanwhile in Austin, we spent lots of time outside enjoying the unseasonably warm weather and hanging with the fam.
We also made our first trip to the light show at Mozart's.
Nothing like watching a Christmas light spectacular in 80-degree weather.
And continuing the crazy-warm-Christmas-break theme, I also joined friends for a wonderful lunch on the Hula Hut patio...complete with margaritas. Yesssss.
Before heading home, and just as the cold front came in, we met up for lunch with friends in town from the Pacific Northwest.
These sweet girls made fast friends.
It was such a wonderful week in Austin, filled with lots of fun with family and friends.