Joe and Nancy

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Christmas in Great Falls 2014

Above, Daisy, Jennifer's Bernise Mountain Hound, appears to be guarding Santa's deliveries under the 11' tree.  Ali is at right.  With Jen living in Great Falls, and Natalie in Virginia Beach, we celebrate Christmas twice.  We enjoy the Grands anytime, but especially this time of year, which is for the young at heart.  Our next blog will be Christmas in Va Beach.
Ali above and Austin below...
Ali above discovering Elsa from "Frozen", even though she told Mommy that she was finished with doll babies.  She played for hours with this little baby, and in her "Frozen" full dress that played "Let it Go" continuously.  I heard that song in my sleep for several nights, and could not get it out of my head for days.  :-)
Ali, above, opening our gift of gloves.  Gloves???  Yep, gloves.  Her & Austin both fight over old gloves in the garage when yard work chores with Mommy & Daddy around the house.
As a routine, we go up to Northern VA the weekend before Christmas to celebrate the holiday with Pete & Jen and Ali & Austin, exchange gifts and have a nice meal.  We do a little shopping at Wegman's Supermarket, maybe the Outlets at Leesburg, take in a movie, and watch a football game, and head back down I-95 Monday morning, after a Starbuck's visit with Jen.
Anyone with grandchildren knows what a joy it is watching their curious little toothless faces as they smile with anticipation.  It's a memory for us G'parents as well.  And as always, being our daughters is truly a blessing as well, anytime!
"Pop Pop, quit guessing and just open it".  I'll help you."
"What is it?"  "I don't know Pop Pop."
Jen opening up a few gifts...with a little assistance of course...
Pete, admiring his "six-pack" carrier of craft beers...
Pete and Austin was interrupted by Ali while in the middle of their Battleship Game.
Mommy reading part of Ali's new book...
...and apparently, she likes what she hears so far...
Dad and Austin studying their next salvos on the other's targets...
Time for some making & baking some Christmas goodies...
And for Daisy, it was just a little overwhelming, her first Christmas.  She is one pooped pup.
Well, that about wraps up our visit to Great Falls and Christmas with Pete, Jen, Austin, Ali, and Daisy.  So, till the next blog, RVing Beach Bums signing off.  This blog published from from our winter home at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park in Bushnell, FL on Jan 15, 2015.