The girls came running in to sing "Away in a Manger" to me after opening this morning's advent envelope. And they even sang nicely together...without arguing. Hallelujah!
The girls and I made it safely to San Diego...after I realized we were actually flying to Orange County and got to the right gate. Somehow the flight number seemed off to me for the San Diego flight even though the time was right. Thank goodness I remembered which airport we were headed to!
Terri picked us up at the airport and it was great to have an hour's drive in the car to catch up--just the two of us. We stopped at Noble Knits on the way and got some yarn for a project (and some needles and yarn for the girls--just in case of rain on the cruise!). It was fun to see Heather, though I'm sad I missed Tess.
We headed to Terri's house and just hung out until her girls came home from school. Audrey and Emma hid behind the sofa and jumped out to greet Jennifer and Lauren. There was lots of happy screaming!
Toben finished his meetings in El Cajon and we had dinner with Aunt Susan (Uncle Jim's at a dinner meeting tonight) and are all tucked into the house next door. (Susan's neighbors are only here on the weekends and are letting us stay.) Audrey and Emma decided to spend the night with Susan and we're looking forward to Susan's french toast in the morning.
It's a little strange to be back here, but so good too. I'm really looking forward to dinner tomorrow night with family friends.