I never got to do a Christmas post….so Merry Christmas to all!!! (Warning: Lots of pictures) We
got to celebrate with so many people. We spent some time in Ohio with
Brian’s dad and stepmom. We visited several light’s displays and got
to go to the library to pick out Christmas books and videos. Grandma
Ada works at the library….it was a really great library. It had toys
too….and puzzles to play with. The boys loved it.
If I lived in Cleveland, I would be visiting that library all the
time. I don’t have any pictures with Grandma and Grandpa because we
took a lot of video. We also got to spend an evening at Chuck E.
Cheese’s with Veronica, Taylor, Summer and Brian’s brother, Joey. It
was so much fun, this was the boy’s first visit. They loved it and I
loved how they had that invisible ink number on my boy’s hands……so
they don’t leave with anybody but their parents. Really, really great
We stayed with Jason and Erika. Nana also stayed there for several days. Erika and Nana and my dad watched the boys a lot as we packed and did all the last minute things to move to CR. I have a ton of pictures of our time at their house…….
Cute stair steps…..out of order, but still cute
Malachi lining up his new Cars. (A memorable moment from Malachi……..My dad brought some chocolates with various liquores in them. We told Malachi he couldn’t have any because they had liquor in them. He says back, “I like liquor!!”
I opened this from my Nana. I was totally blindsided. I knew some day I would recieve this ring. Growing up my Nana would frequently show me her jewelry and tell me the history of each piece and would remind me that when she dies I’ll get it all. Sort of morbid, but funny too. (Just a reminder that I am the only grandaughter and my brother is the only grandson.) So, for Christmas Nana gave me her engagement ring from my Pop-pop…..he passed away 7 years ago on the 18th of December. When I opened the box I cried and cried. It is so very meaningful…..very very meaningful. She gave it to me now because as she had said several times before I left……”I don’t know if I’ll see you again. I’m not gonna stay around forever.” Such a special gift.