I love the holiday week when everyone is home. We've been enjoying each others company a lot. Today the 3 big girls and I went shopping for Sierra's birthday. She turned 20 on Christmas day! I can't believe it. I wanted to get her a couple of nice church dresses. We drove to Alexandria and checked out "rugged wear house". Everyone found some cute shoes they liked. Then we went to TJ Maxx and found Sierra 4 nice dresses. It was a lot of fun trying things on and shopping together. We stopped at Panera for a quick lunch before heading home (thank you Uncle Brian). No one in the world makes me laugh more than my crazy girls. We laughed and laughed.
Yesterday we went to the Martines' home for home made pizza and playing. It was great! I am grateful for their friendship and always good company :) We also went to iHop for breakfast and did some shopping in the middle. Our sweet Ghanaian neighbor had a baby boy a few days ago. We made dinner for them and took it over. The kids were excited to see the baby and we took them a super cute little jammie with jungle animals all over it. Their favorite food is goat, but since I don't have any good goat recipes I had to make something else. Hopefully they liked PW lasagna okay.
Monday was a playing in the remaining snow day. J had a doctor appointment and got her "going to college" shot. That went well and she didn't even feel faint. We went to visit the Smith's and had a good visit. The kids really enjoyed shovelling their driveway. Bro Smith is pretty frail and the chemo is taking a toll on him but he was happy to see us and Diane was in good spirits.
Tonight we are having some new friends over for dinner. Big is manning the grill. I am in charge of veggies and dessert.
Christmas 2016 and a birthday
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