-So. How was your Christmas? Mine was nice. It's good to be home with my parents.
-It was the first Christmas without my grandpa. Instead of going to my grandparents' farmhouse, where we've gone since I was little, we went to my grandma's new condo. We didn't sit behind him in church, or crowd around his chair for a photo, or listen to him laugh when he won at cards. But we did share stories, look at old pictures, and hold on to the memories we have.
Phew. Happy times.
-Let's talk about holiday eating. Hmph. The first day we were here, my grandma enlisted us to come help frost all of the cookies she baked. As grandma's do, she started pushing food at us the second we walked in. Both Christmas Eve and Christmas day included delicious, home-cooked feasts and leftovers that will haunt and tempt me for the remainder of this vacation.
-Presents are cool. My family loves to give gifts. Both Justin and I got a lot of really nice things and are very thankful. This is one of the gifts I'm most excited about!
|Photo from Amazon.com|
-Why is there never enough time?! I love coming back to my parents' house, but I hate that there's never enough time to see everyone I want to see or spend enough time with everyone. Leaving to go home is always rough.
I hope you had a good Christmas, and enjoy the rest of 2014!