It’s my momma’s birthday today. The only way to understand how much I miss her is to have known her for yourself. She is sweet and gentle and generous. To be her neighbor would be amazing…coffee and gardening talk every morning, hiking in the afternoons, dinner made by her hands every evening, and knitting together after dark. Maybe one day this will happen. I hope so.
P.S. Don’t feel silly if you mistake her for one of my siblings. It happens all the time.
We spent Christmas with Jeff’s family in a little town in eastern North Carolina that we both love. The town where I lived on my own for the first time. The place where my love grew up. Where his family has had a house on the water for a very long time with a view that I always forget about. Christmas morning was spent sipping coffee on the dock, watching the water, and listening to cousins shoot at floating pinecones with bb guns.
What is funny is how much Savannah feels like my home now. It is the place I get homesick for. I like it this way.
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Sipping on salted hot chocolate mochas day and night. I just made it to page 7 1/2 of an 8 page paper due tomorrow. My weekend was full of writing and researching. No time for picking out a christmas tree or making popcorn garlands…yet. December is being good. I can’t wait to ride around looking at Christmas lights like my parents used to do with me and my sisters.
P.S. My desktop is sporting a picture of my bearded daddy snow playing in the 90s. It’s a good reminder of how much fun it was to play in the snow with them last year. There are so many things to look forward to this season; I can hardly stand it.
We held this tiny bundle over Thanksgiving weekend. Only a few days old, I don’t remember the last time I held a baby that young.
I think he is going to have curly hair like his daddy (and like me, yay!).
P.S. Neice. We let her ride on our backs and read her lots of books. She read to us too; she’s going to be such a good big sister.
Played with kitties, neighborhood doggies, and hay bails at Mom Mom’s house. Played scrabble and ate dessert for breakfast at Granddaddy’s. Ate pizza and played Wii tennis at Lauren and Nathan’s…and tried to take a group picture. We met our newborn nephew and played with our two year old neice on the way home too.
It was a well rounded trip. Glad to be home. Only a little bit more school until I can knit, bake, and read my life away. That is something to be thankful for.