Holiday Visitors

We started a 1000 piece puzzle the day after Christmas and completed it the following day. We were on a mission! It was fun! All of our children were with us for Christmas including Sam’s boyfriend, Luca. Other than the puzzle – we ate!

My sister, Melissa, and her two daughters, Emily (behind the camera) and Mary visited us last weekend. We met up in Charlottesville to see Samantha’s Dear Lilith exhibit. We had lunch at Bizou in C’ville and came home for dinner and made Jambalaya.

We got up on the late side Sunday morning and took a walk at Thornrose Cemetery.

Family

These photos are from mid October.

My daughter Samantha and her boyfriend Luca and I hiked a small portion of the Elliott Knob Trail. They are both fun to be around. My camera says the trail is in Swoope but I think an online trail guide I saw said it was in Craigsville – maybe it is both.

A family photo – Damian (who had just had surgery to repair a knee ligament), Sam and Luca in front. Me, Dave and Colin in back. Not sure what Dave is doing…

I realized most of my photos don’t include people so I’m trying to take more with people especially when we have visitors.

My cousin Gib and his wife Diane came for a short (and I mean short – a little over an hour) visit. It was good to see them – it had been about 20 years. We showed them around our place and had a simple lunch. They are from Gold Beach Oregon.