31 December 2017
30 December 2017
So after Christmas break, we had a snow break. The kids were home from school for three days. Everyone had lots of time to catch up on Netflix.
26 December 2017
Christmas, to be brutally honest, is not my favorite time of year. James misses his mother and brother. I miss my Dad. I miss the traditions of having little little ones at home. I do enjoy the older kids' new sense of obligations - they feel like they should get their little siblings a gift, or take them out, or explain the history of the ornaments with them.
This year saw a new tradition - although it may not be a keeper - a live tree. The attorney I work for has a family Christmas Tree farm on the western shore, where he grew up. Each year he invites family and friends to come cut a tree. So, off we went.
As luck would have it - it snowed. This made for a pretty drive and lots of slush. Mr. Yeager's family was very welcoming to this big group of strangers in their midst. Turns out the teens knew each other from high school - small town. We had chili and brats and lots of hot chocolate. They had a fire pit going and Santa handed out gifts to the kids. It was all very nice. Then, we picked out a tree.
11 December 2017