Friday, January 02, 2009

Christmas Must Be Over.....the kids are gone and the whole neighborhood (except MY house) is dark tonight....... I guess 1 Jan is "the day" around here to take lights down. Jared says he misses Alaska and wondered why we've taken them down so "early" the last couple of years. I told him AK leaves them up until "the last dog reaches Nome" and that is NOT the norm in the lower 48.

Passing the Produce Baton this a.m. I went and PICKED up my produce - already sorted. I didn't have to order, pick up at the store, sort or anything. ::snort:: Photobucket

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Quick lunch before Jamin had to be at work
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Parking Lot farewells
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One of our young men was overheard warning David that Mom, "really goes wild with the camera at the airport." ::snort::

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Men farewells?
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There's a lot more I could write - but I don't feel like it.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

10 comments:

Lisa in Jax said...

I'm praying for you De'Etta. It must be so hard to say goodbye. I'm glad that you got this time together with your whole family.

Debbie said...

Makes me want to cry. You had such a wonderful time with your girls home. Your family is a wonderful example of making the most of the time you have together.

Deja said...

I love how you capture these moments with your camera. The younger ones especially will grow to cherish those pics of them with Bre and Krista.

Oh, and tell Jamin that Emma was Banana Girl this morning. And she was NOT happy about it ;-)

Berry Patch said...

That last picture got to me. So glad you had a great time with your girls, De'Etta. It must have been fun to be able to pick up the produce! Just pick it up. I know how odd it can be to hand off a job. Good & bad all rolled in to one.

Renee said...

I saw our neighbors taking down lights as well. I may leave our decorations up until next weekend.

Stephanie said...

We had the light conversation in our house ,too. We didn't have any outside decorations this year, but the tree is still up when everyone else's windows are dark. Up here things are down and off on Jan 1. Back home (GA) things were up till mid January. I miss that!

Julie said...

So when DOES the last dog reach Nome?

I'm thinking with the 12 days of Christmas, we have until at least the 6th ;-)

Glad you had a good time with ALL your family... and wishing you a good adjustment back to daily life with the ones still under your roof.

Happy New Year

Cynthia said...

AH.. such sweet pictures. The last one makes me tear up!

Anonymous said...

Sis: Love you and praying. It is just never easy to say goodbye to ones you love...... but.... what to do!

Love the way you take so many foto's. Makes it nice years later as well as now.

The "produce lady" getting her share from another. Must feel good. At least you still get to see those who use to come to your house.

l/p Mom T.

Donna said...

What a wonderful time you had with your family this Christmas. Thank you for sharing it all with us.