Woke up to Bailey and Bridget opening gifts from 'Santa' then headed off to 'Shannnondell at Valley Forge' for brunch with Bob & Ann Goodman and Ken & Sue Schwed. The Goodmans treated us all to a very nice Christmas brunch and it was great fun catching up with friends.
Another great family Christmas Eve, We had it at Jeff and Danielle's and, as soon as Mike and family showed up, we started with a lot of food and visiting. Then on to games, karaoke and gift exchange. Alesa made mittens for everyone.
Played games last night and went to Mike's this morning. Stopped at Sam's Club for some Christmas Eve food shopping then to Mike's and visited with him and Elyse before she left to babysit the twins.
Alesa had her doctor appointments in preparation for her knee replacement in January and all is ready. I got a couple of crowns to replace the tooth (10) I broke in Europe as well as the tooth (11) next to it which has needed it for a while.
Yesterday was Alesa's birthday and Craig and Janet came up today to celebrate and play pickleball. Alesa prepared a 'Christmas' dinner for us and we invited our neighbor Mike as well. We sang to her and she blew out the candle on her Key Lime pie birthday cake.
Shopped at the Lancaster Outlets while still up north and drove back on the 27th and 28th. Left my vest at the hotel in Lumberton and will pick it up on our way back for the holidays. Been busy playing water volleyball and golf since we got back.
Today, after a couple of hours to decide what to do, we went Christmas tree shopping with Jeff and family. We went to a local Christmas tree farm and after a long search, cut it down, had it wrapped, loaded it on top of the explorer and drove it home.
On Tuesday we headed to Mike's to get ready for Thanksgiving and stopped to see Goodmans on the way. While the ladies cooked the dinner, Elyse, Mike and I headed to the auto repair shop to tow home Elyse's car which died on the road this summer due to a broken timing chain.
Left for Pa last Friday and arrived at Jeff's on Saturday afternoon after our usual stay in Lumberton. We had a good trip except for the not unexpected heavy traffic below DC. After a day of rest and football we did some shopping this morning.
We are mostly recovered. Grocery shopping done. Golf reservations made . Alesa played water volleyball with her ladies group yesterday while I caught up with finances, prescriptions and the blog. We are both headed out shortly for some volleyball before the Erie Club meeting this evening.