Sorry I haven't been posting. We have been so doggone busy!!!!!!
Wednesday of last week we were cleaning and cooking because Donna, Brad, Nicole and Michael were coming over to spend Christmas Eve with us. We had a wonderful time. Bill cooked a nice roast. Dinner was great. Bill is an excellent cook. We opened presents and then we all went upstairs and read "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Ping loved her presents. Donna's family loved theirs. I loved mine and Bill loved his. Can't go wrong with that, right? It was nice to catch up but as usual, the time went way too fast and Ping was off to bed and they had to go home!
Christmas Day we got up at 7:30 am and headed downstairs to open gifts. Ping loved having presents under the tree. She would open and put things aside though. She didn't really look at a lot of her stuff!!! So that bummed me out a little. After gifts, we ran to get showered and dressed and then we went to the cemetery. Bill walked through thick snow to put the kissing ball I bought them over on the Shepards hook. We then headed to Anita's parents house for dinner. We had a wonderful time. Her family is very sweet for including us. Ping loved her presents and Anita and Robo loved theirs, so all was good with the world. Around six, we headed over to Sarah and Brad's abode. We were there for nearly 2 hours. We were all zonked. Ping got an adorable bath toy from Sarah and Brad. It's two tea cups and a tea pot with fake sugar cubes in it. Ping can not wait to use it.
We headed home around 8pm. Ping went right into bed because she had passed out before we left the parking lot at Sarah's. I stayed up to do a few things. Bill passed out!
Friday we stayed home all day long taking down the Christmas stuff. Saturday we stayed home taking down more Christmas stuff. Sunday we had lunch at 1pm with new friends. Bill works with a man that has a niece that is interested in adopting from China. I was asked to contact her to discuss what our experience was like. We have been talking by email since. Well she and her husband own a home in Massachusetts because they used to live here. They now live in Pennsylvania. They came up for the holidays, so we made a lunch date. We met Amy, her daughter Britany and her Godchild Julianna from China. We had a wonderful time. I wish they lived closer so we could get together more often! Ping adored the three of them. Poor Britney was being dragged everywhere by Ping. After lunch we continued to clean the house!
Today was a busy day. I got up to go swimming. I then stopped at my dentist, got an oil change, got gas, went to Walmart, went to the bank, etc. I took a quick shower when I got home and have been cleaning since. This house takes forever to clean after Christmas. We have too much stuff. I swear I am getting a Menorah!!!!!! I love our Christmas stuff but hate putting it up and taking it down. WHY???? Shouldn't I enjoy it or love it or something?
Anyway, Bill ran out for a haircut. I am catching up here and Ping is watching TV! Most of you know that I am not going to be around for the next few days, so I won't be able to post. I have someone coming to stay here with us! I hope you are well and had a wonderful holiday!
Happy New Year and I will catch up with photos soon. I have a bunch!