back to meadowlark, this time with the kids and a friend for them and steve (for me):
|me and my man near the marshmallow-roasting fire|
|he IS dashing, wouldn't you agree?|
|a drizzly evening kept may patrons away until later, leaving the space delightfully open for us to be comfortable|
|i thought particularly of my friend angie as i gazed at these|
|ander embodies this better than anyone else i know|
|me and my young mr. scrooge|
i realized i needed to change things up for our family's celebration of winter solstice. so i rented a fire pit from the nature center and collected fallen wood around our neighborhood and invited some friends to join us to watch the fire and roast marshmallows and just hang out. we sang the song and hugged and i think this was just about the best idea i've had in a while. definitely doing this again next year.
|me tending my winter solstice fire, with a friend looking on|
we've now all seen star wars: the force awakens. yes, even ander, made possible by a sensory-friendly showing (to lower the sound - the volume is overwhelming to him and to me) and movie popcorn without the extra butter-flavoring and plenty of spoilers and explanations from steve and diana before the movie (and during. and after. it had some pretty profound moments in there, after all.)
|ander posing with kylo ren after viewing *the force awakens.* yes, we bought that lightsaber, too. it has light and sound and is an awesome addition to our collection|
|i am so pleased she allows me to share some of her selfies|
good times, people. so say we all.