Saturday, January 7, 2012

First Saturday of the New Year

Beautiful blue skies are making the snow outside sparkle.  I'd share, but since our nice desktop computer is still not returned from warranty work I simply don't want to take the time to figure out how to download from the new camera.  I will be reading the manual for that camera, so once we have the desktop back in place, it will (in theory) be easy to use the camera/editing software.

In the meantime, we had a nice, quiet Christmas and an equally enjoyable New Years Eve.  It was nice to have our two older girls here to help celebrate.  All of the kids enjoy each other's company.  Liz and John Paul weren't able to travel north (or south for that matter) but we did have a nice Skype visit on Christmas Day.

Monday this week Tom and I drove Kate to Michigan to catch her flights back to Houston.  The roads were a bit icy, but we made it back to London right before a huge snowfall began.  Wednesday evening Tom traveled to Vancouver via Toronto (and an hour delay in London that made him barely make his connection.)  He arrived home after midnight and we hope to have a nice bit of weekend since Meghan will be flying back to Houston on Thursday.

Today all our decorations will be gently stored for the next Advent/Christmas/Epiphany season.   Ash Wednesday is not for 6 more weeks, so plenty of time to throw in a few King Cake parties.Tom will also be traveling this week.  Ballet and piano begin and Mary will have the final session for her root canal.

We hope you have a great 2012.  And, I promise pictures once my desktop is returned.