December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

I love Christmas at my family home.  My dad died 6 years ago, and my grandparents have long gone, but I still enjoy going home to be with those of us who are still here.  I worry that I don’t have many more Christmases at home to look forward to, as my mother and two aunts that live with her are getting older and are in bad health.  But I’m trying to stay focused on today and am grateful to still have the opportunity to go home and celebrate Christmas with my family.

These are some shots from the day…

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December 21, 2014

It’s starting to feel more like Christmas to me.

Emma and I went caroling with our church today at a nursing home.  We visited many residents and it was wonderful to have them sing along with us and smile as we walked down the hall (until, that is, we set the alarms off–twice!!)12-21