Sitting on Santa’s Lap

I have a lot of things to write about but unfortunately have had no time to sit down and write today. Tomorrow is a new day.

We just got back from a little visit with Tiva and his owners. At first he wouldn’t come out of the pasture, probably because he thought he was going to be worked by little Miss Anna.  A bag of carrots finally did the trick and I was able to give him a squeeze. Oh how I love that horse. My heart is full after our visit.

For the past 3 years we have had a Dieter-Robinson tradition; we would go to Portland, eat lunch at Chipotle, do a little Christmas shopping and then go and sit on Santa’s lap as a family for the yearly photo. There was always much laughter and running around as we’d try to hide secret santa purchases from each other at the same time trying to drive home the giving lesson rather than getting.  I loved watching how my small town girls reacted to the big city mall. Abigail and Anna, if allowed, would have ridden the escalators from floor to floor the entire time. It was such a fun adventure full of wonderful memories.

Unfortunately we will not be sitting on Santa’s lap this year but we are really looking forward to spending a week with Emily and Ben. We miss them so much.

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