December 15, 2017
I am writing to you from a little white wicker chair in the guest bedroom at Steve’s parent’s house. It’s the same wicker chair I laid Sarah in as a newborn to take pictures of her. Memories in wicker.
Steve is about to head out the door to the Charlotte airport to pick up Nathan who is, even now, in the sky flying from Florida. The two of them are taking off to Sugar Mountain Ski Resort from the airport to fit in a few hours of skiing today. They love snow skiing beyond words and rarely have a chance to do it so they are both pumped!
We will eat Christmas dinner and open gifts with Steve’s extended family tomorrow and on Sunday morning, we will attend church with Ken and Vernie (the same church where we were married) and then hit the road for Florida where our beloved daughter-in-law and cutest grandkids will be waiting.
I’m just going to share a few miscellaneous photos of what’s been going in the past week or so. There will be many more pictures to come as the next few days unwind.
Steve getting ready to announce a special holiday feature . . .
Happy Socks Sunday!
We finally got our tree decorated, just one day before leaving for this trip. I guess our house/dog sitter can enjoy it in our absence.
Here are Sarah and Steve doing the squint test.
We put a tiny bit of egg nog in a cup and dubbbed it Dog Nog.
We did our traditional pancake dinner before decorating the tree.
Steve spoke at our preschool’s Christmas program, using Summer as an object lesson. She was quite the hit.
After her grand appearance, Sarah brought her back to my office for a quick hug and visit.
Wednesday night was our annual candlelight communion service, always a special event.
I just grabbed this photo with my cell phone. Not technically beautiful but it does highlight the beauty of sharing songs and candlelight with people we love. A wonderful night.
What about you? Do you have Christmas tree decorating traditions? For instance, do you do the famous “squint test?”
Thrift stores, fuzzy socks
and conversing with my Yorkie
are all on the list of things I love.