Christmas in Kentucky isn't complete until two things happen...the puzzle bandits (aka Grandad Mike, Craig, me and Charley) complete a 1000 piece puzzle, and Amma gets mad at Grandad Mike for not helping with all the Christmas prep. This year, the two went hand in hand! The puzzle was extra fun and addicting, so we might have spent too much time working on it! We stayed up late on Christmas Eve finishing it so we could have a place to eat, which meant we did not prep for the Christmas morning breakfast. We actually left the puzzle on the table to show off...Amma wasn't impressed! Luckily Grandad Mike makes delicious biscuits from scratch, so Amma didn't stay mad for long.
We stopped by Uncle Kenneth and Aunt Eutonia's house on our way home to Tennessee, making for a Christmas I will never forget. Aunt Eutonia was joyful and loving as she basically told us goodbye. She told Craig to take care of the girls, she said she was so proud of us, and she hugged us extra tight. I thought we were going there to give support and comfort, but her example and blessing to my family was the true gift.