The three of us headed out around noon, made the mistake of telling Ella we'd eat lunch at McDonald's, little did we know they would be all closed. We finally found a doughnut store that was open. We met up with my girlfriend and her family for a brief visit. We've been friends since before kindergarten.
Then it was over to Great Grandma's, just like every Christmas morning of most of my life. Now that I'm married and live way up here, we only get down every other year. We all got a wonderful present this year. My cousin
Lehman's. They are wood and nicely stained. We got the big kit because I know Daddy will play with them as much as Ella does.
Daddy's special gift this year was a scythe. I know it seems a little odd, but Colin was very pleased. Now he can get the grass and weeds that grow around the barns and greenhouse that are too inconvenient to use the gas trimmer. He also thinks it will be helpful in the pumpkin patch. We're lucky, Robbie, who is part of the OVFC has a scythe and is very informative. He's actually very excited about Colin getting a scythe and has offered to help Colin get it set up and learn to care for it properly. It's made of Austrian steel and not the large heavy American scythe that most people are familiar with. If the handle were made my size, I would be able to use it comfortably.
We had the family over again on New Year's day. At first Colin's sister Elizabeth wasn't going to be able to come, but things changed so we were all able to celebrate the start of a New Year. Supper went well and I was able to use my new Kitchenaid dutch oven. The rest of the Christmas season will be quiet and just time spent enjoying Ella and Colin, though Colin must work every day.