Monday, December 29, 2014

It's quiet here

Everybody has gone and left it very quiet here. It was a great Christmas with all the kids around except Will. Tim and Courtney went to her folks for Christmas Day but they were here Christmas Eve and for a while Christmas morning and in and out at various times. Must resign myself to knowing that our times together with everyone will be more rare. We have to share with other families.

It was a full week. Geoff drove into the city to get Anne and Del on Monday. Geoff's cousins Heather and John and two grandkids stopped by for tea that afternoon on their way to see the last year of Von Hollens'  light display and it was great to have a visit with them. John will be moving to Nanaimo soon.
Grace, Dallyn and Sam arrived late on Tuesday night. 

There was a lot of wrapping and secretive things going on behind closed doors all day Christmas Eve. Tim and Courtney and the boys came over with appies and we had a jolly time after church. Then it was Christmas. Grace let me sleep until almost 8:30. Tim and crew opened some presents with us and stayed for breakfast before heading off to Clive. We got a new game from Will, Ticket to Ride, really fun even though it involves strategy. Regular old Christmas dinner and a walk to see the lights, more game and it was a wrap.

Grace and Dallyn left Saturday for Drayton to spend some time with Dallyn's mom. He has to go back to work today but Grace has the week off. She says she is going to spend a whole day in bed binge watching TV.

After church yesterday we loaded Sam, Anne and Del up, dropped Sam at the bus in Red Deer and drove the others to the airport in Calgary. The traffic on Hwy. 2 was horrendous. We found out later that an accident was slowing everything down. Geoff deked off to Hwy. 2A and bypassed the slowdown and we got to the airport in plenty of time. 

It was sure nice having the little booboos around, although Kane also has to be shared with his dad and Grady has not been feeling too well.

I really felt that I had a proper visit with everyone, it was so great to be together.

Have got to shovel out this living room. Or maybe I will binge watch. I have been watching Call the Midwife on Netflix on Grace's recommendation, Lisa, you might like it, it's about midwives in London's east end on the 1950s.


Blogger Will said...

I had a parishioner at St. Luke's who loved Call The Midwife because she had been a nurse with midwife training in England in the 1960s. She said it was pretty accurate!

9:38 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

Are the lights people leaving town? Or did they retire and they can't afford it anymore?

Have you watched Orange is the New Black on netflix? Enjoyable.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Laura Long said...

I love that series, it is better to watch then clean!

4:34 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

The lights people decided to stop doing it. I think they want to go south for the whole winter.

6:15 PM  

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