It is Saturday morning here in our corner of the world and we are having a heat wave! Heading for 39 degrees today...before another cold front comes in. Oh, yay.
Speaking of yay, the family is home for our Christmas, minus our youngest daughter and youngest grandson who could not make it. As the grandkids get bigger and older and as the kids and their spouses grow older and all are caught up in the busyness of life, we embrace these times together. Our house also seems a bit smaller now, when our grandsons and granddaughters are growing taller than Grandma Na and Papa.
We are busy fixing meals for 18, munching on cookies and bars, and playing games of cribbage, and card and Wii games. The grandkids are good about entertaining themselves and quickly moved past the awkward stage of getting to know each other again and into laughter and fun cousin times. Nice.
We enjoyed a nice Christmas with our youngest and her son ~ Christmas Eve services, presents opened, too much food enjoyed.....especially pumpkin and sweet potato pies. Our tree is starting to look a bit weary for wear and expect we are looking the same.
I am looking forward to reading two new books I received for Christmas Liz Curtis Higgs latest, "The Women of Christmas" and Ann Voskamp's latest book, "The Greatest Gift".
This early morning I am listening to a Christmas CD by Sara Renner, another gift.. The sun is rising, and our grand-dog is outside greeting the morning after a good night's rest on the bedroom rug. Joel is in the kitchen putting things in order~ doing what brings him comfort. Our son Mark is quietly reading his Bible as we wait for the family to come from the hotels for one more day of togetherness. All is right with the world..............
Until next time............