Vic and I spent the Thanksgiving holidays in Monterey with our son Scott, his wife, Nicole, and their three little daughters, Allison, Lauren and Megan. I missed cooking our holiday dinner, but Thanksgiving is really more about family than food.
We thoroughly enjoyed a delicious and stress-free dinner buffet at the Marriott. There were so many choices of things to eat that it was impossible to try them all. We didn't miss cleaning dirty pots and pans one little bit. No cooking and no cleanup meant that we had more time for visiting with each other.
Our three granddaughters are in preschool now, and are as cute as can be. The twins, Allison and Lauren, will turn 5 in a few weeks, and Megan is nearly 3. Their birthdays fall between Christmas and New Year's.
We attended a Christmas tree lighting in Monterey, complete with carolers and Santa's workshop. The girls weren't the least bit shy about talking to Santa, and they knew exactly what they wanted. Much to our surprise, all three of them asked Santa for a baby sister! That request will be hard for Santa to fill with only three weeks notice. Maybe next Christmas.