Thursday, January 14, 2016

Yule Be Finding Green Glitter Forever

Christmas Yule Blog Part6 of 6

Santa stopped by to surf

I have been putting off writing this last part of my Christmas blog because  I will cry where this adventure with the Hartleys ends. Memories, however, like the green glitter from Santa's gift wrapping paper,will remain with me forever and pop up in the strangest places.

Ben and GiGi in their Christmas Best

Christmas morning was lovely. We ate cookies "biscuits" if you are English, and drank champagne (Thanks Kim Ellis). Exchanging gifts under the tree was nice. There were a few tears, a lot of warm toes and happy hearts all around. But Santa never left a gift under the tree. He must have forgot the boys were visiting and delivered to their house instead.
Yes, it was that warm.

Insanely warm weather was the story here at the beach and the Hartleys made the news. It was quite an exciting and unexpected treat. 

Dinner was made complete with neighbors and dear friends who joined the celebration. Everything was yummy and we had fun with the English Crackers which contain a paper crown, a toy and a riddle or joke.  Just as we cleared up the table the strangest thing happened. Sleigh bells were heard overhead and when we went outside to see what it was we found a bag from Santa on our roof.

The boys who played outside all morning said they did not see a bag before dinner and would have noticed it. We were all in the house when it happened so, he does exist! There was nice notes explaining his error and something for everyone wrapped in green glitter paper. 

I do not think he plans on removing this hat - ever. Thanks Artis
No, I don't know why, but isn't he cute.

A few short days later we said good bye and so must I, because the tears are now flowing.

Sad last day

Last pancake morning - Sad is everywhere

Bowing - trying not to be sad

How Grampy feels about saying goodbye!

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