Merry Christmas! I made the mistake of not checking the time when Alli got up today - we were up at 4:15! Usually, I can get her to go back to bed for a while, but....I jumped up, fed the dogs, started the coffee, and then realized how early it was.
It's a low-key Christmas around here this year. We got a family gift of new phones, so not much in the way of other presents. (We upgraded to the i-phone 6S) Ralph also got a dry suit for his kayaking - which is his Anniversary/Christmas/birthday present for a few years.
Here's a photo of Ralph and I before we left for the Bank's Christmas party. Margene came down to help AJ babysit for us, so we had a full house at home - Margene, her son Dallas, his girlfriend Gabs, AJ and Allison. I remember why I don't like to go out at night - it's more work to get the house set up for a babysitter than it is to just fix dinner at home. Since we were leaving before 6:00, I left dinner in the oven for the crew - luckily, they cleaned up after themselves. I set out Alli's pj's, diapers, etc. where Margene could find them (knowing that AJ was going to be 'busy').
I was texting with Lisa the other day, and she was complaining about the cats at Mom's house (she has spraying issues). I took this quick shot of Picot to show her that they can be cute!
Lisa and I are supposed to be going down to see Dave tomorrow - if she can get out of Susanville, and she isn't sick. It will be a long day.....