Before the next round of beautiful family chaos begins!!
We left Waco yesterday,
and have Lizzie settled in for her own holiday (without folks).
Today we’ve been busy packing and getting ready to leave the ol’ girl for almost 2 weeks. Still have a fair bit of that to do, but I figured I’d better get a wee bit of updating done before the next round of grandchildren!
What a great stay we had in Waco with Josiah and family!! Yes, we were super busy with pre-sale house projects, but we (well, me especially) managed to carve out some great grandboy time!
On our last day I was able to join them in an impromptu visit to the Dallas Zoo!
Love this shot of the family in the giant nest!
Because it was a last minute plan, Gary had to stay back to collect his tools and get things packed up for moving the RV. I so appreciated him shouldering that load so I could go!
Back on the house front – the shed is complete!
Even the garden area is put back together. =)
The electric upgrade? Not so much. Everything is running, but that Pandora’s Box on the second floor will have to wait until we come back in February. And my grand painting plan? Nadda. Just still looking at those paint chips. The house will be empty when we return for weekends in February, so I’m hoping we can really make some headway with getting it ready to sell. We’re still on track for selling it to friends (they need to sell their house), so all our plans are moving forward.
We’re so thankful for the work we got done, but more thankful for the time we got to spend with our Waco family. Tomorrow we wake up early to hop on a jet plane and fly to Columbus to celebrate the rest of the holiday season with our Ohio families!
I bet you know what that means! It’s unlikely that there will be much activity in this corner of the internet, so let me take this opportunity to wish you a Christmas filled with hugs and kisses, and a New Year filled with blessing!
There’s so much to be thankful for the Friday after Thanksgiving, right?
Bargains galore, packed parking lots and long check-out lines only scratch the surface of the shopping mayhem that is known as Black Friday. Though we didn’t start our shopping until close to noon, I confess to partaking in all of the above mentioned activities. And it was quite a successful afternoon, I’m happy to report.
But what I was most thankful for today was being able to enjoy a sweet breakfast with these two handsome dudes –
This Gramma’s heart was doing a little happy dance!
(There was a handsome (older)dude sitting across from me too, but I couldn’t fit him in the frame!)
Whether you were shopping or napping or working on that impossible jigsaw puzzle Aunt Suzy brought, I hope your turkey sandwiches were delicious and that leftover pie scrumptious!
Today I am thankful to be settled in our new neighborhood.
I was getting a little worried about finding a spot, since every place that I contacted could only put me on a waiting list. Gulp. But God had everything under control all along, and in the end we had two different campgrounds contact me about openings. We’re in what I would call a “working man’s” campground – not a lot of frills, but a good site with a nice shade tree to boot!
It is a little bit farther out of town than we were hoping for, but that just makes us more thankful for the (comparatively) cheap fuel here in Texas!
Yes, we’re so thankful that we’re settled, safe, and yes, smiling!