We leave at the crack of dawn for Louisiana, just missing dear family friends who are staying in our house the whole time we're gone. What a gift to have loving friends watching our pets and staying cozy in our home. I love it. This guy will love it too!
This afternoon, we celebrated an early Christmas with Tom's parents -Oliver is besotted with his Ghostbusters costume!- and then realized we really must pack and ready ourselves. Leftover gumbo made for a spectacular dinner, and now I'm off to bed, both dreading and happily anticipating the early alarm waiting to rouse me.