Then, on Tuesday, December 24, I spoke to Phoenix and Jude on Skype. They were gathered at their grandparents for Christmas dinner. Seeing them and speaking with them was the best present ever!
Christmas day was pretty quiet. We went to Martin and Clara's restaurant for lunch then I worked in the garden and cleaned the chicken coop... just another day.
Yesterday, Kevin and I spent the day cleaning up, getting ready for our guests who arrive this afternoon. My former colleague, Miriam, from my old work, Davis, and her family are spending 3 nights in our guesthouse then will drive down to the Pacific coast for a few more nights. It's so nice to see her and fun catching up. I made them broccoli-cauliflower soup as an appertizer, Shepherd's Pie for the main course and pineapple cake for dessert. I hope they liked everything.