Christmas time was here
If you really think about it, we have been celebrating Christmas since we returned to Richmond November 7th and began our job as holiday "elves", working for a company which sets up all the Christmas displays in Richmond's malls and big businesses. Oh the joys of burnt out light strands and giant plastic pine trees, I could not have fathomed before these past few months. You would not believe how mad people get when you but up a tree in their office building before Thanksgiving.
Fortunately, our temp job awarded me a bit of free time before christmas which gave me time to make terrariums for some of my family members. It was a big project and caused me to make a mess of dirt, rocks and moss all over the kitchen.
Jameson and I also made a Children's counting book for our Niece Ella. It is titled "Ella's Magical Counting Adventure". In the book, she feasts on too many cookies and falls into a deep psychedelic sleep where Nana is a super robot saving one planet and pop pop is a friendly dragon with two heads.... so on. Jameson authored the book and we co-illustrated it pasting the heads of each family member onto it's corresponding magical body. Jameson is #6, "Uncle Jameson dances with 6 laughing trees" and "Aunt Laney finds 7 orphans under the couch." It was very exciting to open that gift together at the Price family Christmas December 23rd.
This year we celebrated for 4 days! It was wonderful, we got to spend time with our lovely family and do all different kinds of things. One of Jameson's favorite Price family traditions is having a nerf gun battle in his Dad's church. His mom made a feast the next morning with breakfast casserole and pecan pancakes. After breakfast made our way to Alexandria where my father lives. It's a good 4 hour drive and we were a bit frazzled when we arrived after so many hours staring at the road. My stepmother made a delicious lasagna and Dad made a fire and all was well at the Sullivan household. The next day we spent with my Mom. Every Christmas that I have been alive on this earth I have spent Christmas day at my grandparents house. In the morning we drink mimosa and open gifts and at night we eat a big feast with the whole family. This year in between those two events we went into the woods and had quite time by the river. My mother, grandfather, and his dog Jolly came with us. Jameson found a nice rock to sit upon.