the holidays have come and gone
it's time to get back to "normal"
all the guests have gone home
big daddy went back to work this morning
the tree and lights need to be taken down and put away
the house and laundry need some love
okay... a lot of love
the kids will go back to school next tuesday
what a holiday it was
almost every member of my family was in this house this year
it was wonderful...
we exchanged some pretty awesome gifts...
i have always loved having people in my house
i'm pretty sure it makes a house happy to have lots of happy people in it
i can not wait to take down all the tinsel and lights
somehow, this year,
i have fully enjoyed having them up
honestly, it makes me sad to be done with it all
this year we were in a new place
doing new things
things are slower here
there is more a sense of community
more like its the people that matter
there was a parade
anyone could be included
lots of decorated golf carts
the same night of the parade
was big daddy's work christmas party
we have never gone before
but this year...
it was literally right down the street
we had a very fun night
getting dressed up...
there was the tour of homes
totally up my alley
got to go into some really amazing homes
and ate some really great food
the third weekend, was the play
my emily was a part of that
such a surprising treat
i loved it
on thursday before christmas, there was caroling at the gazebo
we live across the street from the gazebo
naturally, we sat on our front porch
under the gas heater
drank cider and hot chocolate
and enjoyed the carols and people
it's really nice to have access to the hotel here on the fort
as much as i would love to host all our guests, it's really just not practical
at the hotel, they have their own private space
and they are just on the other side of the golf course
i think it makes everyone happy
i love it here
when life gets to heavy
one only needs to
load up the golf cart...
pull out a bicycle...
put on some running shoes...
hit the trails
breathe some fresh air
notice the beauty
taste and see that HE is good...