We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at our grandson’s house. When the boys were sent to bed on Christmas Eve, our daughter Heather gave them strict instructions not to get out of bed before 7:00 am. At exactly 7:01 I had Owie jumping up and down on my chest trying to wake me up and drag Marti and me downstairs to open presents. Don’t think Owie was too excited…
The boys tore into the piles of presents under the tree.
Even their mom, Heather enjoyed opening gifts.
Dad, Brian stood there in shock, watching how fast all the careful gift wrappings were destroyed in such short order.
Some new tablets for the boys. Heather looked over the instructions to get them set up.
Santa didn’t forget Mimi Marti. Some new Nintendo games to feed her video game addiction.
After breakfast, war broke out. The boys played their new electronic Battleship game. Fortunately, no holes were shot through the kitchen table.
We missed seeing our granddaughters in New Jersey and Missouri. But through modern technology, we Skyped with them. Little Rebekah (in MO) here is trying out her new chair made of giant Lego blocks.
Today, 26 December is granddaughter Taylor’s eighth birthday. Again, the Skype was turned on and we got to watch her open another pile of presents, this time in birthday wrapping paper.
A birthday hug for Taylor from her sister Kierra.
We wish we could be everywhere at once, but with our kids and grandkids living all over the country, we’re glad to have the Journey to be able to visit them throughout the year.
This year, we’re still tied to South Carolina due to waiting for completion of my disability claim appointments at the Veterans Hospital. A VA patient advocate has looked into my now 28 month long unresolved claim and has given us a work around to hopefully get the last two tests done.
I have an appointment with a VA doctor on 30 December to get her to review my knee and shoulder problems and get me scheduled for MRIs to complete my claim. As to when those MRI appointments will happen, who knows, but it seems that there is a possibility that I’ll get them done early next year. We’re hopeful. That would be a great, after Christmas present.
We’re thankful for all the many blessings we have and our fulltime RV life. It always works out for the best, but at times, the holiday season can wear us old folks out. But then, looks like we’re not the only ones that can use a nap! :c)
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