Here is a rare moment when the girls were at rest,
about time to read bedtime books.
I got lots of shots of the girls playing but most of them were a blur, like this....
Okay, I admit I helped that one along a bit.
There were wonderful days of talk and meals and uncles visiting.
Some excursions out and also a visit from Zack's high school friend
and his family who now live in a much colder state
than our TN that broke records for high temps.
New Year's Day night, grandsons Caleb and Drake, and Drake's girlfriend Emily
joined us for our traditional meal of pork loin cooked in sauerkraut and white wine,
collard greens and black-eyed peas, mashed potatoes and cornbread.
Zack and Courtney had parties to go to but here's another cute picture of them...
Again, completely forgot to take pictures but here are Emily and Drake
dressed for this year's Christmas Ball of his Army Reserve unit.
And here is grandson Caleb with them...
Drake and Caleb grew up next door to us and were R.H.'s helpers outside
here at Valley View when they were little,
along with grandsons Alex and Luke.
What's a man to do after his kids and grandsons all grow up and leave
him to take care of 24 acres by himself, I ask you?
Well that's about all the family holiday pictures.
It was cozy and relaxed...
Even though we had our moments of looking like rock stars...
All good things must end, wonderful holidays and a gazillion pictures.
Everyone went home and I was more than a little blue,
wasn't I, Milo?