Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Several things stick out in my mind that I'd like to record here so I can look back and remember.
-Justin opening up his turntable that he's wanted for 3 years. Santa finally got him one, and he was DE-lighted. I think Forrest and I were more excited about his gift than about getting anything for ourselves.
-Daddy buying us 2 new tires for our car (the rear tires were completely bald). I had jokingly told them I didn't want anything else for Christmas but new tires, and then on Christmas Eve, he wanted to take our car for a joy-ride (not the first time this has happened) and when he came back, showed us our new tires. I actually cried.
-Spending time with my mom. Seriously, she's one of my best friends, and I just enjoy being with her so much.
-Seeing all of Forrest's cousins (including the one that was in Liberia for 3 months). I always enjoy visiting his cousins because I have none that are my age.
-Driving up to Boone. 'nuff said.
-Being IN Boone with Forrest's mom and step-dad. I always enjoy that!
-Waking up to snow in Boone.
-Forrest getting a clean bill of health at his bi-annual oncology check-up. September will be cancer-free for 5 years. Y'all have no idea how much this means to me.
-Eating at Phan's Japanese in Boone.
-Spending loads of quality time with Forrest's brother, mom, and step-dad... including watching a hysterical game of Cranium between them all.
-Coming home to NoVa. Yes, you read that right. There was something about Christmas that made me thankful that I live where I live. No doubt, I miss our family, but it is nice to have our own home, far away, that's just ours. And coming home to it was heaven. :)