In most squadrons that J has been in they do a lottery for the leave over the holiday season. In the past when we lived so far away from MN we never really put in for the holiday leave, 5-7 days just simply wasn't enough to drive to one set of parents and then to the other set and then drive back to where we were living. What kind of vacation is that anyway? Living much closer now we decided to sign up for the Thanksgiving break, and got 7 whole days for traveling and visiting family. We managed to see all of our immediate family members and had a wonderful time. On J's side we took the opportunity to spend some time with the matriarchs of the Detloffs and have also snap some pictures...they are a little blurry, my choice of lens and the timer option didn't work out they way I wanted.
The cousins...they always pick up right where the left off.
N and cousin J were little hams the whole time, which gave some great outtakes, however I think that all the movement messed with the cameras ability to focus.
They are blessed to have their Great-Grandparents and Grandparents in their lives.
It will be fun to see all these kids grow and mature in the upcoming years.
I think there might even be Christmas cards sent out of this one...
Some out takes...
On Thanksgiving after our wonderful spread of food we went out to enjoy some crisp MN weather.
And went boot skating on the frozen lakes.
In some spots the ice was so clear we could look down to the bottom.
Or use it as a mirror.
After our winter outing we came back in to celebrate some birthday boys.
From up north we headed south...to another house filled with cousins.
It was a very busy house...so busy the camera didn't come out much because of all the fun we were having.