I didn't waste any time this year and headed straight from our last day of school to the coffee shop to meet up with a friend. Yesterday friends came for soup and sandwiches and today I had not only breakfast with one group, but lunch with another friend girl. So happy for that sweet time.
No time for rest after that first friend meeting as much had to be done for our children and grandchildren's Christmas on that Sunday.
Lots of good food and song, and laughs. It must be a twin thing, because even though their lives are no longer much invested in one another, Rae and Drummer Boy will inevitably fall back on a sarcastic humor they share, that still makes me laugh. I love when someone pulls out the guitar and someone else sings. We like songs that are not in keys we sing in I fear, but it is still music to me.
Drummer Boy questioned why I wasn't yet accomplished on the guitar myself. I told him there needs to be a few weeks without a crisis of one sort or another and I will happily get right on that.
I absolutely love me some gramerlings in their Christmas best, with their hair spiked up or fashioned in some little springerly curls. It was my joy to dress up my kids for the holidays. So. Stinkin'. Cute.
They were happy to find a new kind of building material under the tree.
Michael and the rest of us enjoyed his new beard game.
I thought this little Missy needed something monogramed. I know what it is like to be the caboose of a bunch of girls.
Giddy-Up is, well excitable and so thrilled to be having a sleep over. Bean found knitting needles and yarn in his stocking. I told him that would be our winter project for later. Bean wanted just a little lesson, so I showed him and in a few minutes he was knitting. Gee, wish it went that way in my classroom.
When Ceece arrived the next day, Giddy-Up said, "We're still having the sleep over." Mr. Smiley is snuggled up with his Chex mix and all his remotes and telephones that he packs around.
Of course, I always miss whoever is not present, and this party was no exception. Life, amazingly wonderful with a splash of heartache don't ya know.