It’s a Shoup family tradition to post some highlights from our holiday break every year. We love getting to spend extra time with family and friends. This year, we were able to get all the children back home for Christmas, which is a really big deal, with two living in other states. There were 9 of us, plus Dad, Pearl, and Pavel, Cynthia’s boyfriend.

One long-standing tradition of ours from the past was able to be resurrected again. We visited the Capitol building’s Christmas tree display. You’ll see that, and a visit to Storybook Island, Mikella’s birthday, opening gifts on Christmas morning, and a holiday trip to Colorado to visit some friends in Bayfield and Denver.

Shawn Michael

Husband, father, musician, pastor, Internet junkie, and Foursquare District NextGen Rep for the Gateway District