our precious family gathered together there.
First stop was Grama and Grampa's home in the country. It is a bit surreal to see my
brothers and sisters grown into such neat men and women, and now the addition of
spouses and children make a mesmerizing dynamic. If I didn't have so much to talk
about with them all, I'd be happy to sit and a corner and do nothing but watch.
Both my grandmothers came out so we could give and collect hugs in person.
There was a day spent with Gramsie and Pops which included an afternoon date
for my man and me alone on the town.
And after the short Chico diversion, we hoofed it to Santa Cruz to see AJ's
Grandparents. An abundance of memories in Lemonade, Raspberry jam,
flowers that bloom year-round, Pool gaming in the basement, and cards and
dominoes late into the night.
Last was a too-short visit with my sister Molly and her Nick. Uncle Nick even ferried
our Christmas tree from the Costco parking lot for us! Why did we get a Christmas tree from
a store in California, you ask?
That for a later post.
Oh those babies of Molly's!
Kiss kiss KISSES for those round cherubic cheeks!
It was a whirlwind that we're still trying to recover from, but worth the new set of
memories acquired. Not nearly enough pictures, but we lived fully in the fun.
We love you family o' ours!