I visited my parents for two weeks over the holidays in Colorado. It was cold yet sunny. It snowed once, but only a few inches and we swept up the powder in the driveway and sidewalk the next morning with a broom. My brother and his family came as well. We haven’t spent Christmas together since 2008 when we met at my other brother’s house in Jackson. There was much more snow that year!
I played with my 7 year old nephew and my 15 year old niece. My niece is almost as tall as me! We went birdwatching in my parents’ neighborhood, attempted sledding at the local playground, and even made snow angles on our bellies! What fun. I watched more movies (at the theater) in 2 weeks than I have in the past 6 months. I made Christmas cookies with my mom, taught my husband how to make chocolate chip cookies from scratch, wrote a few Christmas cards, and helped my niece turn sugar cookies into works of art.
We only missed my brother who fell sick and couldn’t make it, but we’re sure to see him soon. My parents are getting older but they’re hanging in there. I admire them and love them both. My husband flew back early to return to work and spend Christmas with his family. Next year, we’ll be together.
Happy New Year!