Like the smart birds, we flew South last Thursday to escape the Minnesota winter. But alas, only for a few days. We’re back now.
After spending Christmas with Megan’s family, we went to South Carolina for New Year’s with David’s family. And the whole family (Grandpa Rick & Grandma Jane, David & Megan, Carson & Cole, David’s three sisters and sister Deb’s husband Jason—all 10 of us) was together Thursday night and all day Friday (before Auntie Mare headed out to the big Passion conference in Atlanta). Deb and Jason had to head back to Louisville on Monday, Anna back to work on Tuesday, and we flew out Wednesday.
On Monday, David drove down to Atlanta as Pastor John spoke Monday night at the Passion conference and Tuesday morning to group of leaders. David drove back from Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, and we had one more good family meal and evening together (unfortunately, without Deb and Jason) before we flew back yesterday.
It was so good to see the Mathis grandparents and aunties and friends—and Great Grandpa Gene. Thanks to the Mathises for taking such good care of us for those five full days! (And to Grandma Jane for picking us up and taking us back to the airport in Charlotte, over an hour away!)
Here’s some pics we captured along the way…