Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

I was going to take a short hiatus from blogging.  But then earlier this evening when we were Face-timing with our middle son and his brand new bride (who are spending Christmas with her folks down in FL), he said he was having some FOMO (that stands for "fear of missing out," in case you've never heard that acronym before), because this is his first ever Christmas away from home.  He told me that he missed seeing a new blog post today, because if I'd blogged about what was going on here at ye old homestead, reading that would have helped to alleviate the FOMO he was having.

Oh, the guilt!

Here I thought everyone would be so busy having Christmas fun that the last thing anyone would miss would be a "String of Pearls" blog post.  I guess I was wrong.

Aside from the newlyweds, we were also missing our oldest son, his wife Regina, and our three darling granddaughters today.  They had just made a major trip east for the wedding in early December, so they're spending the holidays at their home in CO.  We did Skype with them earlier today, though, and got to watch them open the gifts we'd sent.  The girls loved their new stuffed animals.  That made our day!

We had sons #2, #4, and #5 here with us, and we feel incredibly blessed.  We laughed a lot, ate a lot, and spent a lot of quality relaxation time together.

Okay, I'm going to keep this very short and sweet, because it's practically bedtime...

So I'll just leave you with a few pictures.



Merry Christmas to all--and to all a good night!