It really is a small world ya'll! When I was in the airport in St. Louis getting ready to fly to Jackson for Christmas I happened to be there at the same time as my Mom's best friend Janet. She was traveling from DC to Vegas and had a layover in St. Louis. Now Janet and I go waaaayy back and she was basically my second mommy when I was little. When I was 7 years old her son Erich was my best friend. They lived just down from us in base housing when we lived in Honolulu, HI. In the mornings when my mom had to leave for work early she would take me (still half asleep) and put me on Janet's couch until it was time to go to school. Then I would get up and eat breakfast with Janet's family and we would all go to the bus stop. Such good memories. Well we took advantage of the being in the same place at the same time and sat at Chili's in the airport and caught up on life!!
|Saying goodbye before we got on our planes.|
Christmas at my parents house was very laid back. Honestly I didn't take a lot of pictures and just enjoyed spending time lounging around, eating good food, and getting adjusted to the time change.
|My mom's tree with all the presents|
This pic below was is a good example of how the Shparago's spend holidays....napping on the couch! I guess EJ needed some beauty rest.
|Lola needed her beauty rest too!|
|Kaitlyn and Chad|
|Ella the red nosed reindeer!|
|Ella, Granny, Mattie and Marcia|
|Minute-to-Win-it stacking cups|
|Ella moving cotton balls with Vaseline on her nose|
|Marcia and Gina eating sour balls|
|Chad and Mattie catching ping pong balls|
|Cathy and Reggie throwing ping pong balls|
|My new car ; )|
|Lola riding home|
The night before I went back to work we had some friends over for dinner and I made homemade bread and braised short ribs. They were soooo yummy! I served them over cheese grits with a salad and roasted butternut squash. It was the perfect cozy, winter meal!
That pretty much gets y'all up to speed! Now it's just work, eat, sleep, repeat : )