My family is visiting right now and I got a chance to spend the morning hanging out with my Dad and my boys while all the ladies did some shopping.  Fantastic.   We visited a few stores...and Dad bought me an early Christmas present.  I don't really care about surprises that much.  More Merino wool! I haven't lived near them in about 15 years and it seems like every time we leave after visiting, my wife looks into my slightly damper than usual eyes and asks, " You miss your Dad huh?"

It never stops being true.

They are here for another 11 days and we're getting together with my Sister Summer's family as well for Christmas...we haven't all been together at Christmas with my Dad, Stepmom, and our other younger sister in years.  Really grateful!