Well, it's abundantly clear, that just like every year, Christmas is going to follow Thanksgiving.
Every season Kohl's has books they sell with a stuffed animal. I really, really try not to buy the gramerlings stuffed animals. The book though, is so very beautiful. And wouldn't you know the page where the child is swinging is superimposed onto a scene where dolphins are off in the distance. Of course, with the great love of the ol' blue dolphin swing I wasn't able to resist. I wrote each child a letter in the back of their book. So on this first Sunday of Advent, I made the usual, turkey salad, and loaded potato soup and had everyone over and gave them each their winter scarf, dolphin and book. Christmas has begun at Gramerly's.
I told my big kids that I make a concerted effort to not think about what happens to gifts when they leave my hand. Maybe they are regifted, stuck in the Goodwill box, whatever. This time I asked that they save those sweet books with my letter for always please.
We had a little photo session in hopes of getting them all at least looking in the same direction for a Christmas card. What was I thinking?
Our little Gideon was a happy boy all the day long and even let Pappy and I hold him a little bit.
Hopefully, we'll see a lot of him through the holidays and he'll get more and more comfy in our arms.
Pete and Mom both seemed to have a hard day today, though I'm not sure any day is good at the moment.Bless their hearts. Please keep them in your prayers.