Guess what! I had a Christmas miracle on Saturday! The youth were assigned to clean the church that morning (that's not the Christmas miracle). When I got back in my grundgies and three children in tow, my Mom and sisters called and told me we were going to finish our Christmas shopping! So I thought "I look like a scrounge, and yet I do not care today" (still not the Christmas miracle), and I got into the car and went with my homegirls! It was exceedingly fun, and I spent $44 in candy (really not the Christmas miracle). But then: I was wandering in Costco when I heard "Marie!" I looked up, and there -- yes, there -- was "ELISE!" My internet friend Elise! In the flesh!!! With her husband! Do you know what this means? Elise is real! But also -- CHRISTMAS MIRACLES DO HAPPEN IN COSTCO! Elise looked completely adorable, and acted just like I have imagined she acts in the many times I have told stories to the Double B and my Mom and anyone else who would listen about "My internet friend Elise." And now I know Elise. In fact, I have her phone number. And here's the kicker: We're going to go do lunch. Our children will play with each other. And that, my friends, is a Costco Christmas Miracle. Because I really do love Elise. And now I know her! Hip-hip-Hoorah! I have always hoped maybe I'd get to just run into Elise one day. I just thought the day I ran into her I might be wearing real clothes. And have done my hair. And not have spit-up on my pants. But. You know, whatever.Yay for Costco Christmas Miracles! I always knew Costco was a very magical place. I always, always knew it.
Yesterday was an excellent day for Kate the Great. I will show you what I mean.
Example One: Papas adoration. She loves her Papas. And she kissed him yesterday, a big slobbery piece of love right on the cheek. But she wouldn't do it again for the camera. And I remember how sharp those whiskers are, so I do not blame her. Her eyes look so dark -- they're actually a dark, dark blue. Bee-u-tiful.
Example Two: Aunt Trina love. She was twisting all over the place to look at Trina. And then she got spoiled and had Aunt Na all to herself. She was loving it! So cute!