December 25, 2017
A new season is upon us. I've been up for an hour. Only 2 kids are home right now. Austen will miss opening on Christmas Day. John will arrive this evening with my folks. Allison and Jake will come down soon I hope.
I think Alex, Boy Alex, and Brooklynne will be over about 10:30 with Marshall and then we will open gifts.
For 18 years I had them home with me on Christmas day. Now we must adjust to accept their lives are gaining new traditions and new people in the case of Alex (added boy Alex and Brooklynne) this year.
It's a difficult adjustment. Mike and I went to mass last night; just the two of us. Now we are trying to watch the cheese Hallmark movies with all their plot holes and make-believe.
Merry Christmas to all.