The very next day, the girls and I hopped on a plane to head South for Christmas. We spent 8 days in Harlingen for Christmas, and Jason joined us for half the time. It was a wonderful trip, and we had the best time with my family. Of course, we kept ourselves super busy with fun activities for the girls, and I wouldn't trade all the memories we made for anything.
Ready for takeoff
Ad takes a "friend" with her everywhere she goes
My dad had broccoli growing in his garden so we harvested some to cook with dinner on the night we arrived. It was the perfect start to a week of country livin'.
The next morning we headed to church, and this was the best pic I could muster of the 2 girls in their matching dresses. sigh
Cousins on the swing!!
Sunday night, we hopped in the car and drove to Hidalgo for their festival of lights. None of us had been before, but it turned out to be great. The girls (and adults) all loved it.
Lila with her Papaw
The girls have the best Mimi and Papaw
They had a tram ride that went all through the surrounding neighborhoods. You saw tons of houses decorated with lights and various displays that the city had put together. It was all set to music and was very festive. My favorite was the 12 days of Christmas display.
The ride was about an hour long, and the girls never got restless.
They also had a carnival with rides so we let the girls ride the flying elephant ride before heading home.