My parents stopped by today for a holiday visit. We’d not seen them since Thanksgiving and seeing them was wonderful. We exchanged Christmas presents and they brought us a some fresh seafood. Tonight for dinner we’re having Alaskan Cod and dungeness crab.
There aren’t many neat ways to eat crab so the girls and I will just stand out on the back porch with a garbage can and hose everything down when we’re finished. My DH doesn’t eat crab, but he loves cod.
They gave the girls matching hooded sweatshirts, cranberry colored, of course! Here are the girls being silly with Grandma and Grandpa.
They endured our loud family stayed and visited with us for several hours, but they needed to head back before the roads got too dark. It’s about a 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive on twisting and turning country roads. I’m not sure if they’re stopping by my sister’s along the way, but we sent her Christmas stuff with them anyway. She sees them quite often and is a much better daughter.
My mom is feeling much better now and my dad is just as taciturn as ever (not that he’d have much of a chance to talk with all of us gabbing). I tried to crawl in the back of the truck and leave with them, but my DH caught me and made me come back in the house. It was a lovely visit.