Things have been good lately. Really good.
On Sunday we hosted Neil's work Christmas party. It started with a
group bike ride on the trail, then we returned to make pizzas for dinner
and munch on an obscene amount of delicious snacks and treats. After
dinner, we gathered around the fire pit in the backyard talking and
drinking wine out of mugs.
Yesterday the high was sixty-eight. Sixty-eight! Today is turning out to be just as gorgeous. The summer here is miserable, but the winter is blissful.
Snapshots from yesterday:
HP and I met up with a friend and her little girl at the park in the neighborhood. Two hours of outdoor fun.
After nap time, we played in the backyard and creek. Dirt + water + rocks + sticks = hours of toddler entertainment.
HP helped me make pumpkin pizza dough for homemade pies, which mostly involves him kneading it for a second and then sticking a big hunk in his mouth.
I attended a yoga class in the neighborhood--always a highlight of my week. I leave feeling calm, centered, and realigned.
The whole day slow, peaceful, and lovely.
Tomorrow we leave to visit our families for Christmas. First stop, Missouri. Second stop, Arkansas.
I hope to write some over the next two weeks, but if I'm honest with myself, I know I probably won't. I'll be too busy relaxing with our families, catching up with old friends, and generally enjoying the last two weeks of the year.
See you in 2014!