It started snowing on us as we started our journey and continued to snow through the night and the next morning. We kept tabs on each other during our drives up because this year Aaron, Barbara, and A.J. were going to be hosting the event at their new home and they live in the mountains of Ashville in Western North Carolina with some steep inclines and descents on the roads. Since North Carolina has some of the highest mountains in the eastern USA, we were concerned with what the roads might be like, but we all made it perfectly fine.
We were all so excited to be able to join Aaron, Barbara, and A.J. at their new home (photo below) because this is the first year since A.J. has been born that their home has been large enough to house us all since everyone has grown up and formed their own families.
Here is a video of our stop for gas and arriving at our eldest son (Aaron) and his family (Barbara and A.J.)'s new home. Everyone brought their dogs, and A.J. was so excited about them all coming that he went and spent his own money on buying them dog bones as their Christmas gifts. He enjoyed playing with each of our four-legged grandchildren in the snow.