Working in the kitchen early this evening -- I'm not sure what I was doing exactly, peeling sweet potatoes, wrapping chicken thighs in bacon, prepping asparagus, doing dishes, washing my hands for the umpteenth time -- I heard Maddy & Katie talking and laughing on the back porch. Maddy had made a fire in the fire pit and they were just hanging out. Before long Ali joined them, with Rod and his daughter, and there was even more!
It's one of the things I love most -- have always loved -- about the holidays: listening to people talk and laugh. Oh, especially the laughter.