Fall to winter is a funny time around here. It seems that the summer just fades into crunchy leaves with tepid temps and then one day out of the blue comes the freezing temps. And so it has started. And we find ourselves in winter…
The move-in was a haze of boxes, paint and lessons in cohabitation. We had the Yunker family in the RV and the Kriffany couple adjusting to Jersey. It all finally settled down and we were graced by several visitors. Treehouser visits for east coast builds, Uncle Bruce and Auntie Kathryn, Godfather Mikee and the lovely CB. We had many Philly visits, a couple trips to The City and lots of getting to know our backyard/park. I even managed to squeeze myself into Seattle for a moment….I did a whirlwind family tour and sat on the Lake Washington beach for Top Pot donuts with the old Bestie, Annie.
Meanwhile at work, I traveled to Italy for a conference and although it was brief, it was also amazing. Both the science and the localities were stimulating and wondrous. The Treehouser was very busy all summer and fall but is now home for the holiday. I put in a small gym in the basement for the winter and I’m happy to have the Treehouser home to help with the last item, THE BENCH PRESS. So exciting.
We just got our tree yesterday which Hagan is positively captivated by- he wants to watch all things christmas and sing songs and play with all the ornaments and open all the advent days of the lego-star-wars calendar (that was purchased by dad for son? or for dad? it’s truly hard to say)
The winter christmas new years project that everyone is excited over is the little girl coming perhaps around January 5th. Another Zenobia to add to the tree. And so we wait and celebrate and grow.