Jennifer was home from Arizona for a quick week! Difficult to fit wedding planning and dress shopping in but we did! Her fiance arrived Saturday. Rob and his girlfriend came over Saturday for the annual tree hunt. We fooled then by driving around the block then coming home and chopping a tree in our yard. The joke was on us though when the 1/4 inch of ice on the tree started melting in the living room. Each got a new home ornament this year as both have purchased homes. Rob and Beth came over again Christmas eve for an evening of cards, games, food and laughter. I gave the four of them matching pajamas and they willingly:) put them on and let me take photos! We ended up opening presents at almost midnight. We saved the stocking for the morning. This worked out so well since Jen and Shawn had to fly out at 3 pm which meant heading to the airport by 12:30 pm. Now the house is quiet. There are beds to be made and sheets and towels to be washed. The tree seems lonely in the living room.
I absolutely treasure these times with my kids and their significant others!
Twas the evening of Christmas
And all through the house
Messes are here, there and everywhere
But it is as quiet as a mouse.
To their homes they have gone
Cars and suitcases filled with presents.
Time went by oh so quickly
But I must be content
For both of my children were here
And traditions one after another
Precious photos and memories to remind us
Of a family love like no other.