I hope y’all had a wonderful weekend … and maybe now you’re enjoying a bit of quiet and a glass of wine, with Alexa playing Charlie Brown Christmas … the perfect accompaniment to looking back on these last few days 😊.
Saturday morning I hosted the whole family (13 adults and two little boys) for brunch. All three of the non-local grandchildren (now living in DC, New York and Nashville) were here, which made it extra special. Sadly, I have no photos, so you’ll just have to trust me – it was great to see everyone and it was all delicious. Much later, while Marc and Sara were napping, I wound a skein of yarn and sort of swatched for Joji’s lacy Boxy.
Then we made snacks for dinner and watched Love Actually. after which Sara showed us this great follow-up (and makes me wish – all over again – that she lived closer so we could enjoy stuff like this more often).
Sunday morning, Holly and I walked to the lake (which is a nice way of saying I carried Holly on a 3-mile walk), mostly so I could take a photo to share on Christmas morning.
We had my mom over for brunch
|(Marc played golf)|
and the afternoon. We played Yahtzee
and started a puzzle before church. For sure, one good thing about Christmas being in December is that a 5 o’clock service is plenty dark enough for candlelight.
While I was at church, Sara made dinner … and it was amazing. I’ve decided the food from the weekend deserves its own post. Stay tuned. Much later – in fact it was Christmas morning! – Sara and I finished the puzzle.
and stayed up for another 45 minutes to watch Charlie Brown’s Christmas. What a lovely way to welcome Christmas Day!
Yesterday’s plans were thrown a curve ball when Marc woke up sick. Sara and I did go to Katie’s
|Sara gave Charlie Tinker Toys and Sam a fun puzzle with locks|
but we were home before dark, which turned out beautifully.
|sunset from my front porch|
We extended the celebration today with a girls’ lunch out. and finally, a group photo.
|Lydia, Paula (my sister’s younger daughter), Mother, Karen, Sara, Katie, me|
It was the perfect ending to a wonderful Christmas weekend and a great way to kickoff the end of 2017. I have grand plans this week for knitting and reading … which I hope to share tomorrow. Do you have any “grand plans” left for this year?