Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
It's about the time of the year when the days feel like they're starting to get longer again, less darkness.
Plus, two years ago this little darling turned up to make the day ever special.
Whatever. It tastes the same.
You and me:
I also admire you in many ways, though not the ways you drive me nuts.
I admire your generosity and willingness to go the extra mile for all of us.
I admire that you never nitpick. You don't criticize. Even when you rant and are unreasonable, it's not personal, it's just life. However we all are? It's good enough for you and we know that.
Plus people text you pictures like this seeking help, and I just recoil.
I don't know what they should do about this, but probably something. It's not good.
You just laughed and rolled your eyes. Apparently you went over there when it was below 0 and took care of it.
Happy Birthday, Sweet Buddy.
We all love you so much.
Love, Val and Everybody
Here's a picture from now, understandably nervous. I remember being very nervous when it was time to talk to Santa too.
But look at you! You turned from a baby into a little KID!
Here's one from Saturday:
You funny little sassy girl--you are great, so good at being a sister, so much fun to know.
Watching you grow is going to be amazing. We're lucky and we know it.
Happy Birthday, Sweetheart,
Love Grandma and Grandpa and Everybody.
(Here you are with your birthday buddy. xo)
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Back to reality: ugh.
My parents are gone for a long time. It's gloomy and dark.
Well, some kids came to play yesterday and they made me happy.
The whole thing was made possible by patience and generosity. John is generous with his frequent flyer miles. Joe and Kirsten generous with their time and patience--1000 miles in the car. p.j.? She was just lucky. Dad and Aunt Kirsten and Disney and the beach at the ocean? I mean, seriously.
So glad that going home was a celebration too.
Tonight was a hard fought basketball game lost by only a couple points and then supper at Pizza Ranch. This ranch, sadly, had no animals, but the food was good.
It's been a long week.
Maria went back to school yesterday. Yeah, gotta go back, I understand. It's life.
James left today. I told him I was going to cry. But I got busy so I wouldn't.
But all you kids?
You bring so much happiness.
I love all of you people incredibly much.
Love, Mom, aka Grandma