Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas 2015

Time fly's between these posts! It's early in December and the recent weather makes us wish for an early spring. We've really been hit hard with rain and it seems like it will never end. Last weekend we went to Seattle to celebrate the holiday season with Ben & Matt. They hosted a lunch, we drove up to Jake's and helped him with Grace (Em was out of town). Grace was amazing (again), the party was from 1-3 which is right in the middle of her nap time. She smiled and visited with everyone and stole the show!

With each post there seems to be changes. Due to budget constraints at work, I now have Jan-March off. Chris, the boys and I are going to take advantage and head south to Borrego. As I sit here typing, we are having work done at our place. Rosie is working on building concrete patio's and landscaping while Phil is inside repainting. We have a lot of work still to do. New flooring is going to be installed after the painting, new furniture will be delivered when we get down there. Once we get the phone, internet and TV's set up it should be very livable and of course a little warmer than Hoodsport.

Merle & Donna are home for a few weeks, they've been gone since late July. We went over and saw the photo's from their trip across Canada, sounds like they had a great time. Merle shared several of the local beer flavors he acquired during the trip and he brought back several hat clips for me from several of the golf courses as payback for keeping an eye on his place while they were gone.

Back to Grace, she's now walking! She is just so darn cute! She gives us hugs, wet kisses on the cheeks and as the picture above shows, she loves blowing kisses. Jake & Em are doing a great job as mom and dad. Here's another picture of Grace in her evening fur collared coat.

Travis is doing good, he's just moved into his own place and now has a good paying job in a local factory in Wisconsin. His kids are growing fast and as always, keep Travis on his toes. Dillion will be a senior next year, he played football this season. Bailey just got a job at McDonalds.

Ben and Matt are doing incredibly well, both very successful, both very proud of each other. We sure enjoy their visits, they don't stop cooking from the moment they come in. Ben recently opened a new store inside the Roaster in Seattle and yes, that's Howard Shultz with Ben at the grand opening!

Christmas will be pretty low key around here as we make a shift in our lifestyle to spend time in Borrego. We are incredibly blessed to have such a wonderful family, good friends, a fun and diverse lifestyle and our health.


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