I can now breathe. The holidays are over, the decorations put away, Kelli is moved in to her new apartment and working two jobs, Jill, Wade and the boys are home now, Wade chasing the bad guys and Jill chasing her boys (sometimes known as the bad guys as well) and taking care of her day care business, Brian is now back in Buffalo teaching and working on his dissertation. The farmer and I? Back to work and work and work. I am taking care of Lucy and Emma every Thursday while their dad finishes up his Masters degree. It makes me remember so clearly the rushed mornings when the kids were growing up of making sure breakfast is eaten, backpacks are packed, lunches are made, teeth brushed, hair combed and dragging the farmer out of bed at a reasonable time so we can all go our way to school and work. Busy and fun times but I know there is a reason you should be young to handle all this.
BUT this is just a captured quiet moment. While Jill's family was visiting, Uncle Brian was teasing, the noise level was ear splitting at times. I often wonder how my mother and father handled the noise in our home with seven kids, dogs, cats and friends. Oh yes! Now I remember. They left. I kid!
Happy New Year. Wishing you and yours a New Year filled with peace and happiness.