Louisville is Christmas

My son London and I.
My son London and I.

I’m sure most families in Louisville make the Christmas season a multi day affair. After all the shopping and clandestine hint dropping, everything slows down and the consumerism has to end, giving way to family time and spirituality. Christmas Eve, London, Misty and I did presents and visited with the Meredith family while we anxiously waited for my daughter (his sister) Talia to return from 7 months in Latin America. Check out the family joy.

Then on Christmas Day, I got one of my biggest wishes: the safe return of my daughter.

My favorite present: my kiddos together.
My favorite present: my kiddos together.

We, of course, met her at the airport because we had to be the first to see her. What an incredible rush to see your oldest kiddo after so long. After that, we put some time in at the Aebersold’s before coming back for more and more gifts. I have some here, but because I opened a bunch myself, I didn’t do all the photo making. Yes, that is strange in my household. Some of those photos are here.

Then the day after Christmas, after Talia got some rest from a nearly full day of travel from Argentina, we got our gift giving in with her, too.

Talia chilling on the couch, getting reacquainted with her friends.
Talia chilling on the couch, getting reacquainted with her friends.

She spent May in Costa Rica and June through most of December in Argentina furthering her studies. Her level of fluency in Spanish overwhelms me. Hearing her talk to her “friend” Fernando on the phone and hearing her effortlessly converse with him filled me with pride. We have to chalk this up as another successful Girton family Christmas.

 

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