One of the many things I love about this time of year, are the opportunities it presents for catch-ups. Friends and family from near and far, coming together, enjoying and relaxing, reminiscing and memory making. This almost dreamlike period between Christmas and New Year has the same constant feel year after year and it's comforting how everyone seems to surrender to it. While the pace is slower and the schedule somewhat more relaxed... for the littlies, it is still very much action stations. So day on, day off, seems to work the best for us.
Yesterday, was day on. Visiting Nana and Pop, exploring and frolicking and running amok in their huge backyard. Spending a few fun-filled hours in the afternoon, with our wonderful friends. We don't get to see them near as often as we'd like, due to our geographical distance. Yet much like this time of year, catching up with this family has that same constant, satisfying feel. Just. like. home. It fills my heart and soul with a rich sense of contentment, watching our children play. I would love nothing more than to see their bonds grow and carry them into adulthood. Like their Mama and I have been lucky enough to do, since kindergarten. Tomorrow will be day on again, but after taking it nice and easy today, hopefully we'll be ready for it