Happy Birthday Dad!!
I hope your Christmas was a wonderful one. Joe and Laura arrived in Wenatchee on Christmas Eve and once the family was together everyone was happy. The house was a buzz with visiting and wrapping last minute presents and then off to bed. It was voted to wait and have our Christmas later in the day because Holly had to work Christmas morning. We never think how the hotels or restaurants can toke care of people. Every time some one serves you someone else is waiting at home to have abnormal life. I know it is the way you know it will be when you agree to do such a job but I never thought about it before and I think of all the time I took it for granted that people were there because they really want to be, but think about it! Who really wants to leave their loved ones on special days? Anyways I stayed at home and worked with Luke while Laura and Landen went into work with their mother so she could get home a little earlier. This is such a close hard working family. Holly and the kids got home before 3 so we had our tree and then had a great dinner and we all had a wonderful Christmas.
Tuesday was a repeat of Christmas and once Holly got home we continued our Christmas. Norman helped Luke put together his lego Star Wars ship, I cooked and the kids helped their mother again. Landen was Santa Claus and was a great hit. Who would not believe that big bear was Santa. There were lots of kids that went home believing they had spent the day with Santa. What a wonderful present, they will remember him all their lives. It really made giving up part of this Christmas worth while. All in all it is a Christmas we will all remember glad we had.
Today I got more of my insurance problems untangled and should be able to go ahead now to a favorable conclusion. Laura had to take the train back to the Seattle area and work, Landen went in to help his mother, Joe had to work here at home. He had all his computer work to do. Luke and I worked on some math and reading. He is right now reviewing fractions getting ready to do some Algebra. I made some chicken soup and a chicken salad which cleans up Christmas dinner and tonight we will have steak just for a change. Tomorrow Joe will help Holly in the morning, take me grocery shopping and then take Luke and me to Leavenworth to see that town and Holly’s hotel, then take us all out to supper so I don’t cook tomorrow night. I love to cook but for anyone that loves to cook I can tell you it is always nice to have some cook for you, not always but once in a while it is fun.
The best part of growing old is you are always on vacation and if you have something to keep you busy it can really be fun. Have a great day.
Can’t say I like spiders but these pictures are awesome.