We did Christmas with my family (last post). The next day the cousins came over for a bit of playing on the farm. I enjoyed having them here. As usual the cousins took some silly photos. Jesse posted one on her blog and others on her FB.
The day was rather cold for four-wheeling, so they stayed in and drank hot cider and played games. My house is cozy if nothing else.
Later that evening we had a wonderful gourmet meal with Lindz and Shay, and finished off the evening with a new board game of which Toby was the winner. Christmas Day we went to Electra to see Toby's family. Once again we had an excellent meal and fun family time. Having the GGs there made things more exciting. Afterwards, Toby's mom came home with us. Sunday was actually fairly normal with church and lunch with the GGs. Monday we took Toby's mom back to Lubbock. While in Lubbock, we had dinner with our good friends Bear and Anny. We did a little shopping while in the Hub City, since GBN2 turns four years old tomorrow. Today, Jesse and I are driving to Burkburnett to have lunch with my mom and her friends. Mom turns 79 today. Does it seem that I have done a lot of eating lately? And it is not over yet.
We don't have any plans for New Year's. Maybe it will be very quiet around here. I am ready for some serious down time. Not the down time of driving out to West Texas, but some Me time or back to normal time. One thang about the drive to and from Lubbock, you can do lots of reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the next. That should probably be a different post.
All in all, it has been a good holiday time. Of course, it had its ups and downs. Although I could reflect on that, I probably won't. Right now I feel very behind in reading my favorite bloggers and yet I can't seem to muster the brain power to write anything thoughtful. Yep, I'm so ready for the holiday race to be over.