(ain't he the cutest?)
(I'm thinking it's the genes from his pretty Mom)
(Okay, Dad's not so bad either.)
...where we enjoyed some treats...
(compliments of our favorite brother-in-law/A's Grandad!)
....and played some games...
(I was getting a little out of focus by this hand...)
(So we moved on to a rowdier game where both hands could be free to drink)
...and spent quality time with family...
...we spent today de-christmasing our home.
Once again the mantle is just simple white with a few candles. The sofa table no longer hosts the town of Bedford Falls but just a few friendly faces from picture frames. The living room corner is empty of our holiday pine and I can see my favorite watercolor study again. The stockings are emptied and stored; the holly and pine boughs are composting.
The bay window is free of my little lit blue and white tree and the plants can once again steal some sun during the short winter days. The wrapping and extra boxes are back in their storage. And all of the various statues, ornaments, lights, and snow globes have returned to their resting place. Even the snow has melted.
But don't despair. Revel in the changing of the seasons. Spring will soon be here...
...And, don't forget, there's only 354 shopping days until Christmas. Cheers!