Tuesday, January 3, 2017

#sol17 I Want to Remember...


Sunday, January 1

The silence is welcome, yet deafening.  Our boys and their families hit the road and should be home by now. And I am tired. a good tired. A cozy tired. A "PJ pants and new fuzzy slippers wrapped in a blanket in my favorite chair" kind of tired. But before I doze in my chair watching TV, there are some things I want to remember...

  • the grandkids' excitement for one more Christmas
  • Chloe's excitement and then despair once everyone arrived--including the new dog, Maverick.  She's not so fond of Maverick
  • Hearing "When are we going to open presents" 1,000,000 times and laughing at all of them
  • Mitch (our oldest son) checking out the presents to see what he had under the tree. Once a kid, always a kid
  • Hayden's face when he opened his "Poop" emoji slippers (I hope his mom got a good picture of that)
  • Kaylee and Angelina's excitement for their books (The Fault in Our Stars for Kaylee and Roller Girl for Angelina. I'm excited they are finally getting to the age where I know good books for them)
  • Food. Way too much food.
  • Playing Tripoly and the funny, crazy things that get said as we play. Let's just say we get a little competitive playing games :)
  • Dog cuddles
  • Boston putting together the little guys toys (Yea for grandkids who can put together toys!)
  • How fast plates of Christmas cookies disappeared
  • Laughter
  • Love shared

And now it's Tuesday. Back to school. And I have memories to make me smile.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a terrific holiday!!! And that any one of these things on the list could be a whole other slice on it's own! Happy 2017!

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  2. All of these stories will become a "Remember when..." for your family. Especially the poop emoji! That's what holidays are all about. Hope you have a great day back!

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  3. Beautiful list! I love the funny presents, too. I gave my nephew two gallons of cheese puffs. The Poop slippers are a true "gag" gift. (sorry-- had to)

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  4. Yes, I recognize that silence, Deb. And those memories too. Glad for you that it happens, and happy that you had that pj and slippers, day, too. Happy New Year!

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  5. And so you shall remember because you wrote this lovely memory.

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  6. Memories to make me smile - delightful phrase and wonderful slice! Thanks for this glimpse into your holidays.

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