We are down at my parents’ house in the mountains of NC. I love, love, love it here. It isn’t as cold as Chicago and there are mountains and all kinds of stuff. Mom took me to a neat little fabric store down here. I didn’t spend much, but I spent enough. The kids all got fleece blankets from there for Christmas presents and I got some material to make some rice packs.
My sister is also down here with her three. Tabitha and AnnaBeth are really enjoying each other. Actually, all the kids are playing together a lot. They’ve always got along so well. Benji (as I call him) is getting a lot of attention. He is an easy baby. He doesn’t cry much and when he is a bit fussy because of being hungry or tired or wet, he just does a little grumbling. It’s cute. He’s very smiley. He loves being held by Uncle Jeremy and vice versa. Jeremy was always so busy when Tabitha and Naomi were little, so he didn’t get much time with them. He has really enjoyed holding and talking to Benji though. He doesn’t have a lot of time with the baby because Grandma and Auntie Julie take over quite often, as well as having big cousins Amie and James wanting their turns.
On Thursday, we were all here together. My brother, Jon, and his girlfriend came over with two of her girls and we had our Christmas meal, did some caroling, and then took a family picture. It was nice having the whole family all together. Jill, Rob, Jeremy, and I went over to Jon’s house yesterday and we enjoyed some visiting over there too. He and Belinda have really worked hard on getting that house looking nice and they did a good job.
Today, we went over to my parents’ church. They were having a craft bazaar and there were a lot of neat things there. My scarf had been ruined in the last flood in our basement, so I bought a new one there. After that, we went to a park and let the kids play and then walked along the river. It was kind of cold, but not nearly as cold as I was up in Chicago, so I’m okay with it.
I haven’t taken as many pictures as I usually do because my camera has been acting up. I need a better camera, but that will probably not be possible for a long time. I would love to have a digi SLR, but we just can’t afford it. It would make it so much easier to take some pictures that I want to take that my little instant digi just can’t do. I DO have pictures of my nieces and nephew, so you all will have those to look forward to after I return.
In the meantime, adios, my friends. I’ll update you all later.