We spent the first week of Christmas break in Charlotte before heading to Chicago, and Chris and the kids went with me to interview the owners of the animals that participate in live nativity scenes around Charlotte.
We celebrated an early Christmas morning at our house and opened gifts from my parents and from us.
Then we had Christmas morning with Chris' family. Missy and Tyler graciously hosted us for a whole week!
Josh and Molly goofing off at a post-Christmas family party in Chicago
Rhys, Ethan, Molly, Josh and some of their cousins
We spent one day at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
Yesterday Chris, Rob and I took Molly, Ethan and Josh on the commuter train into downtown Chicago. We planned to take the elevator to the top of the Sears (now Willis) Tower, but a huge line and $17/per person fee made us change our minds. We went for ice cream instead.