Messes and memories
Every once in a while
things work out perfectly
just like you imagined they could
a beloved Mother/Grandmother/Great-Grandmother
a hard working marshmallow-stirrer
a hershey kiss stealer unwrapper
the FIRST time I’ve ever seen my Dad baking in my life
not the first ornament Audrey pulled off their lovely tree
4 different batches of Christmas cookies
making green sticky wreath cookies with Nana
My parents still live in the house I grew up in. They recently remodeled their kitchen and it is quite open and spacious.
My parents are also on sabbatical currently. So they have a lot more time to share with family.
My grandmother is here for almost the whole month of December before she undergoes open heart surgery in early January.
My kidney infection seems to be all done taking over my life (holding my breath on that one).
All these things made for a perfect combination.
Our morning of Christmas cookie baking was one of the best times we’ve ever spent there.
Watching my Grandma watch my own children…
…four generations circled around a counter top.
It was priceless.