From there we went South to my husband's mom's family party. I do love this side of the family. They are just plain wonderful. Keegan didn't want to go because it was going to be boring and all we would do is talk. No reassuring him that a cousin with kids his age was going to be there would calm him down. But we walked in the door to find C age 10 and J age 7 eager to have a new friend. These cousins have met once before and forgot each other existed. We had enough time to visit grandma, Brian's dad's mom on the way out of town. Grandma is 95. She lived at home until the was 93 but then she fell and had to move to the care center. She still thinks that she will be going home soon. She can't remember anything short term but she can tell you everything about growing up and her young adult years. We caught her in a good moment and she did know who we were; not where we lived or how many kids we have, but at least who we are.
We found out at my dad's funeral that we are actually indirectly related to Santa! As we sat at the cemetery Frank pulled up in the same car as my dad's cousin. So I said, hey how does Santa know Mike? That was how I found out he is a step siblings to our cousin Mike's wife.
And finally; it started snowing on Thursday. We have had a bit if a reprieve but for the most part we have had snow since then. YEAH! I love snow as much as Santa when it comes to Christmas. Nothing makes my heart happier than a good ole snowball fight.
Well here we are with wrapping and cleaning to finish. Not to mention my daughter just told me she hasn't gotten a gift for her name draw yet and her paycheck didn't come in the mail so what should she do......I guess I'll be getting a gift on my way home. But then it will be our annual Christmas Eve party, midnight mass, midnight margaritas and then Christmas Day!