After spending a great couple of days with Grandma Laura, Grandpa Dave and Auntie Haley (not Aunt Haley, Lincoln reminds us), we all went down to Columbus for a visit with the Parkinsons. Jenn stayed an extra day and met up with some more friends and family on Thursday and then came home in the evening.
If all goes well, I'm planning on renewing an old Gates Family tradition and watching A Christmas Carol this evening, specifically the George C. Scott version. We always watched that on or around Christmas growing up. I recall watching it some years when Grandma & Ed were over for dinner. Ed was good for the first 45 minutes before his head would roll back and he'd seranade us with snoring. Good times those were. Emily is probably getting a small chuckle out of this memory. And speaking of Em, we'll be meeting up with Auntie Em & Uncle Jeremy tomorrow at Grandma Paulette & Grandpa Doug's house tomorrow afternoon. If you're reading this before Dec. 26, please keep Jeremy in your prayers as he's going to be doing some traveling to get some contracts finalized all while juggling a family Christmas schedule. God bless him. (And God bless us, everyone!)