… it wasn’t exactly Griswold style, but three dogs on a thousand-mile journey can certainly have its trying moments. Piper and Cosmo Christmas Car TripPiper Christmas RoadtripThankfully, they were all fairly well-behaved – and considering how much we saved NOT paying a dog-sitter for ten days, I’d say it was worth it – Jeff might have other thoughts. 😉

Two weeks ago, we headed west to Missouri for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays with my family, and with the exception of a stomach bug that made the rounds, we managed to pack a lot into our ten-day trip.

Here’s a few highlights …
Pie Dough Cinnamon Rolls… you know it’s Christmas Eve, when my mom’s making her “famous” pie-dough cinnamon rolls.TwinsChristmas2015Also, the pitter-patter of little feet certainly added to the excitement around the house. Seriously, could they be any cuter? Probably not, which is why you’ll see A LOT of them in this little recap.

Including, our trip to the “Magic Tree” on Christmas Eve. Lee's Summit Magic Tree 3Jeff wasn’t completely convinced of the hype around a “tree with lights on it,” but two one-year-olds found it fascinating. Which lets be honest, that’s all that really matters.

I somehow managed to NOT take any photos on Christmas Day, so fast-forward a few days (after we’d all recovered from the plague) to our trip to the Kansas City Sea Life Aquarium …Twins at KC Sea Life ExhibitKC Sea Life 2And aside from watching their astonishment at everything, I ended up with approx. 1,408 photos of them looking at things for the scrapbook! You can never have too many. 🙂 Reagan at FritzsWe ended our little adventure with lunch at Fritz’s in Crown Center. If you’re not familiar with Kansas City, this little burger joint delivers your food via a toy train – real crowd pleaser with the age group we were dealing with, and maybe some adults too – not to name names.

And because I promise we socialized with adults while we were in Missouri, a few photos from one of my best friends very fun New Year’s Eve wedding!Emma's Wedding 1Emma's Wedding 2Is the back of that dress not gorgeous?

And how about that view? (↓)Plaza Lights from the IntercontinentalMany of the wedding events were held on the top floor of Intercontinental Hotel on the Country Club Plaza – as a KC native the Christmas Plaza Lights never get old. New Year's Eve 2016New Years Eve 2016It was the perfect way to ring in the new year, but I’m not gonna lie, the next day the thought of the long drive ahead of us, had us feeling like …Reagan Jan 2016… thankfully, we made it home safe and sound! Now, we’re almost ready to tackle the new year … almost.

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