A Wonderful Early Christmas Gift

Christmas 2005 in LawrenceEven though Christmas is still four days away, we got to celebrate early as Jeff’s brother Greg, his wife Becca, and the two boys, Austin and Ethan, came up from Virginia for a quick visit! After a nice dinner Tuesday evening, we exchanged gifts and watched as each kid’s toy closet get a little more packed. Then, this morning, we got together for breakfast at Denny’s and followed that with some play time in the backyard, where Jakob and his two cousins got to work on a snowman and test our their new sleds (Lea, in reviewing her options, chose to take a nap).

Unfortunately, they are only up for the week and, after a brief stay at Jeff’s parents down on the Cape tonight, head back tomorrow so that they can enjoy Christmas together at home. Still, it was great that they are willing to make the 14-hour(!) trip from Norfolk, VA every year and visit with us. Hopefully, we will have the opportunity very soon to reciprocate and visit with them in Virginia Beach.

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