week four: the plan

Christmas Christmas now is here! (Almost!!)

We spend the Eve in the comfort of our own home with the B4 (or 4 and a 1/2) as guests. Cozy and nummy we will share a pot of  heath’s stew, crusty bread and my peanut butter banana cream pie that I just found a recipe for. I was inspired by heath’s dessert and couldn’t get peanut butter out of my head. Nor would I want to.

LITTLE is just not the right word when it comes to our Christmas day gathering. I love this chance to see family—and there’s a lot of them!! Here’s who we get to share Christmas Day with:

There’s Nana and Papa in the middle surrounded by their little string of the alpahbet—A,B,C,D, E (that’sme) along with spouses and flocks of children. As Papa says – Christmas Day is his favorite day of the year. And Nana – gotta love her. I remember her once saying “grandkids – you just don’t expect them – or feel entitled – they are an complete bonus.” She’s been blessed 17 times.

The day after Christmas—no post Holiday blues for us! We drive a bit out of town and enjoy the company of  Mr. K’s side of the family – here they are all neatly in a row:

36 grandkids total here. This photo was a fun project – it was Grandpa and Grandma’s Christmas gift last year and here they finally receiving it. (Post Christmas by about 6 months!) I love the joy in Grandma and Grandpa’s eyes as they hold all this life in their hands. Each and every life.

Can’t wait to wish each one a Merry Christmas! There will be lots of conversations, lots of food, lots of kids coming and going – lots of “watch your step,” “who’s crying—or is that laughing?’ Lots of catching up and love in the room.

Check out what Julie and Heath’s Christmas plans are too!

Merry Christmas!

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