It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. -Mother Teresa

Friday, January 2, 2015

Winter Hosting Day 15 (New Year's Day)

After walking home from our party, we got in the door and coats off just in time to take a "groupie" (nan refuses to call these selfies) at midnight. 

Then each girl unwrapped a gift. We had limited the number of gifts we unwrapped on Christmas morning, so each girl still had a gift from Uncle Victor, Aunt Karen, and Moo-Moo to unwrap. N1 and N2 each received sleeping bags. 
Jo received a Barbie tub toy. She begged and begged to take a bath right then. (The answer was no!) 

Nan received an ipad cover and her mom posting this really awesome picture of her on the internet. 

Each girl each unwrapped their special Hallmark "Daughter" ornament. 

After sleeping for a few hours, I got up and made bacon (a favorite), sausage (not touched), and crepes. It was interesting to see what the girls decided to put on their crepes. 

Let's just say that no matter what the combination they all included nutella and whipped cream. 

We needed to run some errands. JoJo and I did Target returns (I know, I know: who wants to stand in the return line AFTER Christmas?) and then checked out some awesome stuff like these glasses in the clearance section (the glasses did not get purchased!). The older girls and Dad returned something to Dick's and then shopped a bit...coming home with a volleyball. 

We went to lunch at Niro's Gyros (for the record a Gyro is one of my very favorite foods). We knew it would be safe because of hot dogs! I thought the girls would love a Gyro because it is all things they like Greek Yogurt, cucumbers, onion, tomato, and meat but they wouldn't even take a bite. Still it was a good day and there was unlimited ketchup and soft smiles! 

Uno is sometimes played by our rules and sometimes played by their rules. :) 

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