I officially started my holiday celebrating this afternoon about 4:00 pm. After wrapping up the work day, I met Leroy in Modesto at a Christmas party hosted by some friends. This has become a tradition and this year officially kicked off the 4 day weekend and the beginning of the Christmas celebration. The Anderson's have been friends for a long time and we always know the food will be good and so will the laughter. From there we traveled to Gustine to a party hosted by Leroy's co-worker. This group included a bunch of new friends. We are truly blessed to be able to expand our circle of friendships and someday, I'll be able to call these friends "old" too.
What a gift.