Hello friends and happy Last Monday of 2020!
My Christmas weekend began in the very early hours of Wednesday (the photo on the left was taken – and shared with Sara – at 12:04am), as I followed Sara on her journey from Bristol to Paddington, to Heathrow, to the Delta lounge, and finally … on the plane bound for Atlanta. By the time her flight took off (just before 8:30 am our time), that sock was nearly finished (and I’d ordered yarn to knit that sweater I crushed on last week).
Wednesday passed in a flurry of last minute laundry, cleaning, … and napping … and we welcomed Sara with big hugs just after 6pm. whew.
Christmas Eve we cooked, Sara baked, we decorated the tree, we made a delicious steak dinner … and went to bed early. We needed all our energy for Christmas Day. We spent the afternoon at Katie’s, with cocktails, little boys, another delicious dinner
and GEORGE! Rob is His Person. but we are all smitten.
George is already bigger than Holly. also a LOT more solid… I don’t think we’ll be holding him like this much longer 😉
We also got everyone outside for photos. I really wanted one of whole family for our holiday card. Katie’s neighbor was kind enough to pop across the street to take photos with my phone
and hers. I might have a bit of new-phone-envy – this is her iPhone 12 Pro Max
The rest of the weekend looked like this.
Sara and I are seriously hooked on Bananagrams (I can’t believe neither of us have ever played – it’s so much fun!) … and my Great Love is finally looking like a sweater.
Not pictured are FaceTimes with my sister and mom, COLD morning walks (Christmas morning was feels like 12 degrees … I wore two coats), champagne cocktails, rewatching the latest Great British Bake Off (Sara hadn’t seen it), and the simple joy of welcoming Sara into our bubble. I expect the next two weeks will look a lot like that, too. except we’ll have to find something new to watch on TV.
Any suggestions for what to watch? Sara’s seen mixed reviews about Bridgerton, but it was top-of-list for me.
I’ll be back tomorrow with a final OLW update, and then I have plans to be back for the rest of the week sharing more wrap-ups for 2020. Best intentions and all that. Here’s to making the best of the last few days of a year that has been … A Year.
xo – M.