Monday, December 30, 2013


we had a most beautiful week celebrating the Lord's birth.

it was the first time in 6 years that Ryan had more than a few days off.  and we made the most of his week of time away from work!

look at these cutie pies.  torrence and dell are only 1 day apart.  and sweet addie is just a few months behind them.  lots of love!

kath took us out in the bitter cold for a quick horseback ride.  lily was in heaven.

christmas eve!

della may's first christmas morning!

a WHOLE lot of cousin love!

our original 4 howdens!

this year we broke tradition and tried something new...and wonderful.

we let the kids celebrate christmas in the morning, complete with hot chocolate and gifts.  
then we tucked them in early, got carryout, and celebrated adult style with cocktails and lots of relaxation.
it was wonderful...and i have a feeling...a new tradition!

merry christmas and happy new year!  
we hope yours was filled with joy and peace!

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