Let's see......what has happened since the last post. Well, for one thing, my daughter, granddaughter and son arrived from Colorado. Actually at this moment they should be boarding the plane to head back to Colorado. They stayed with a friend that lives next to the airport pending weather conditions. Praying for a safe flight in this frigid weather.
The first picture is of my youngest grandchild squeezing the heck out of our dog. This continued the entire visit. The poor little dog took the biggest hugs because as he says, "She is so cute." Now the next picture is of Mr. Cozy at his birthday party. All his grands and kids were present. Only my SIL was missing. It was wild, crazy and fun.
Of course more pictures of opening presents. We didn't have the Colorado Christmas til New Years Eve. American Girl presents for E.
Off to the mall for a movie (Frozen) and the game room and a train ride. Of course, they all rode in the little red caboose (chug, chug, chug)
All kinds of looks in this picture. The mamas and the papa that went with us said they could hear us from all over the mall. I guess we were really noisey.
What do I mean "we", yes, this is me riding alone in a car so our children were not kidnapped. Let me tell you it was uncomfortable and felt like a jail cell even though I have no idea what that feels like.
The Colorado kids and I went to see "our" Moms and their grandmas. Mine was thrilled. Wonder how she felt when they destroyed her condo. Hubby's Mom was asleep so they left their Christmas card and blew her kisses. My daughter said she would probably wake up and wonder who in the heck this picture was of.
The next stop was The American Girl Doll Store and the Lego store.The temps were soooo cold. We ate at The Rusty Bucket before heading home. They have little chairs for the American Girl Dolls to sit in. You do know that these dolls are made in China. I think that's sad. I do make this an exception because it is such a wonderful experience to pick out a doll that looks like you. Of course, Grammy bought all the dolls the granddaughters have. When it comes to the accessories I don't buy unless it is on sale or I buy generic.
This little guy has a smile to light up any room. He is a handful though. He can destroy a room in no time. I have yet to venture downstairs in the bedroom they stayed in and the playroom, oh that poor playroom. it is more like a pre-school my DIL says and she thinks I need to thin it all out. Oh, and he made us tickets to use for the airplane if we want to come play with him.So here is the update. I am still in the jammies that I was in yesterday when the Colorado crew left. I have coffee spilled on them. All the schools around here were cancelled due to the cold temps. But do not fear, I am going to get a bath and head out in the cold. I am watching my grands that I usually watch all day. Kinda was hoping that my DIL's store wouldn't open just because I didn't want the kids to have to go out or me. At the same time, I probably need to leave my nest for a little bit.
I did have a nice Christmas. My Hubby and I exchanged stockings this year. They were stuffed with little gifts, gift cards,money for certain items and candy. It was fun. I think we will continue doing that. We don't get many gifts as far as gifts go from our children. We get gift cards for dates out. When it warms up we will be cashing those in for sure.
A Deb update.......I didn't update before because I was trying to keep my posts positive. You wouldn't even believe what she has been through and still going through. I started to list but deleted it. Please continue to pray for her.
My other friend that I said I would tell you about is doing well. She had cancer in her jaw. They removed her entire jaw and used a bone from her leg to replace it. She had a trach and over 55 stapes in her leg let alone the incision in her neck. But, she is doing well. So that is amazing. Pray for her if you would, please.
My decorations are all still up as I knew they would be. I am ready to start taking them down.
I haven't chosen a word for the year or set goals to accomplish, but I will.
I hope you are all doing well and staying warm. If you live where it is already warm that's okay too. Happy New Year.