Christmas with the In-Laws!
We spent Christmas week with my parents-in-law at their home.
We brought a couple of bags of presents with us! Check out how cute that Christmas lights wrapping paper is! I found it on clearance last year and I love it!
Oreo loves how spoiled he gets every time he goes to his “grandparents” house. 🙂 They really do get more excited to see him than they do to see us!
Oreo had a great Christmas! We got him a brand new bed, a new leash, and a Thunder Jacket! We are hoping the Thunder Jacket will help with some of his anxiety when he is in new places.
My mother-in-law checking out the family calendar we made for her
Christopher and I enjoying our new slippers!
My parents-in-law having a sweet moment. Christopher helped his dad write a card to his mom (his dad has dementia) and it made Marty cry. This photo was taken just after she read the card. 🙂
We took several walks in the evenings to look at the beautiful lights. 🙂
My parents-in-law. There is a lot Tony doesn’t understand any more as the dementia progresses, but he does know that he still loves Marty. It’s clear that he feels safest and happiest when she is around.
Us being all adorable on Santa’s sleigh!
I have always loved family photos. It’s fun to look through them over the years and see how we change in hairstyles and clothing choices and looks. But I also love family photos because we aren’t promised forever. As my father-in-law’s dementia progresses, I find myself wondering how many more family photos we’ll have with him smiling. After I lost my grandmother in college, every photo I had of the two of us became SO precious to me. I have made a point since then to try and take family photos as often as I can. So as I see my father-in-law slipping away, every family photo becomes just a little more precious to me. I am most definitely thankful for the good days.
If you have a furchild did she or he get presents this year?
Are you a frequent family photos kind of person or not so much?
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