This year for Christmas we went to spend some time with Braeden's family in Pennsylvania. It was so nice to get away and not worry about school and jobs. When we got there we did some last minute shopping and relaxed. We have some good friends going to school at Penn State and they were able to come and visit us. It was so good to see them and to see their cute little Cosette and how much she has grown. Another day we went to Philadelphia with Braeden's brother Clayton and his girlfriend and walked around and saw a cool light show in Macy's and ate really greasy, yummy philly cheese steaks. We pretty much ate lots of food the whole time we were there. Eating tons of food was one thing that Braeden was really looking forward to. Christmas eve morning Braed's grandpa used to take all the cousins and go to McDonald's for breakfast, so we are keeping that tradition and we went to McDonald's and had a good time. Christmas Eve night we had a big dinner and had some people over. Christmas morning came and it was nice to sleep in. We opened presents, ate a big breakfast, went to visit a family friend at the nursing home and went to Braeden's mom's favorite place, Longwood Gardens. It's basically a huge estate with tons of crazy landscape and flowers. We also got to talk to Braeden's brother who is on a mission in Mexico. It was good to hear how he is doing. We were there for that huge blizzard that was on the east coast and got a little bit of snow at his parent's house. We were hoping to get snowed in. Sadly, they got the runway cleared and we came back to reality. It was such a nice trip and we love spending time there. I am so lucky to have such wonderful in-laws! Here are some pictures of our trip!
Braed and Nate freezing walking around Valley Forge
Cute little Cosette and Rachael
Reading Terminal Market
The boys playing with Christmas toys
This is what they did A LOT
Cute picture of Braeden's parents at Longwood Gardens