(Sorry. We just started the Douglas Adams book, as a read aloud, and I couldn't resist!)
Jeremy and company headed back to Florida this morning. We had a great time, and we are looking forward to seeing them again soon to help them celebrate their wedding! And Jeremy did indeed make us generous quantities of dangerously delicious Chocolate Martinis. We polished off the half and half, but he very kindly left the booze, so I'm looking forward to experimenting with nondairy variations on the theme!
Here Jeremy and Kim are reading The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog (his kids are just enough older than ours that he'd missed that one). Kim is a reader (of more than just picture books!), and on her recommendation I've added Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Chronicles series to the coming year's reading list. It looks good!
The weather for the last couple days of their visit was pretty dismal, but the kids got in many, many games of Lord of the Rings Monopoly.
The grown-ups were less ambitious. We mostly just talked, drank, and ate cookies. Actually, we did apply ourselves to those things with great dedication, so really we were just "differently ambitious."
And Travis has found that his fabulous new computer works fine for Minecraft! (But he is animating now, which is more what we had in mind!)
Aren't they a nice looking bunch?
It was a very nice way to close out the year!