December 27, 2023

Christmas 2023

Just checking in to say that everything is cool here... I've just been enjoying time with the family. I didn't know it at first, but Jerry had six days off work in a row! He switched work shifts (a great thing) and had six days off in between the switch. So we've been having a nice "staycation" together. Eli's job at the golf course was seasonal so he's been home, too.

On Christmas Eve, Noah and his girlfriend Rose came over and Ava (Eli's girlfriend) came over as well. They were all great sports about wearing the matching pajamas I got for everyone. Wearing matching pajamas is something I always wanted to do and just never got around to doing... until Noah moved out. Now I feel like I'm trying to make up for lost time!

So, parents (or grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.), do that thing now--whatever it is--that you've been saying "we should ____" for years. Next up for us is the time capsule that I bought ages ago with full intentions of putting together and burying. It WILL be done this spring! Mark those words.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Spending time with the kids was super fun, and watching them open gifts was something Jerry and I were ridiculously excited about. We joke that we tried to buy their love this year, hahaha. There is truly nothing like having a child move out on their own to make you feel desperate to have the time back so you could do it all over again, this time knowing what you know now.

Okay, I have a very busy weekend, so I'm not sure if I'll write again before the new year. I always like to do a couple of "end of the year" posts, though, so I may try to work at least one of those in. Happy holidays, everyone!


  1. Merry Christmas! It's great to hear Jerry had some time and you to enjoy some quality time with everyone, even though it may be bittersweet. Fun family time always counts as a win!

  2. Could you guys be any cuter?! Next time I say get Joey and the cats matching jammies too ;) Hope you all had a very merry Christmas!!

  3. Your family is adorable! Hope you have a tremendous holiday season. See you in the New Year! Oh! And I'm sending a book your way. ;-)


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