Just Life


…mid-December style.

Charlie had his first visit with Santa Friday afternoon* and I was lucky enough to tag along.  Then I picked up Holly from the vet (she was a pooped puppy after grooming, shots, and having her teeth cleaned).

Saturday morning Lauren and I spied a decorated tree at the park – and a nice woman walking behind us took our photo.

Saturday evening, we had our first sleepover with Charlie (while his parents enjoyed a much-needed night away). He did better than I thought he would…as did we! I pulled out a few of the wooden toys we had under the tree when the girls were small. The boys had fun with the blocks. And how about that thank you from Katie (yes, she did the lettering herself ♥)

I pulled two FOs off the blocking board… not that the dress form needs a sweater AND a scarf – it’s been unseasonably warm here (I’m not complaining – but it might a few more days before I get to wear those pieces!). Sunday morning church was beautiful. The Christmas music program ended with everyone singing Joy to the World, accompanied by all the instruments.

And finally, last night’s dinner. Butternut squash ravioli with sage browned butter sauce and an orange pecan salad. Marc cleaned his plate (twice!).

*the photo above was the last one I took.  The visit didn’t start off nearly that well:

Truly, screaming Santa photos might be my favorite!