No matter how old these kids get, I still hear the same sounds emerging from the other room when they are together. Usually it is lots of laughing. This morning, it was hooting an hollering while they played one of their all time favorite video games.....Kirby Air-Ride! It has stood the test of time. They just manage to pick up where they left off.
Being together is amazing. Ben's request for goodies was a batch of Scotch a Roos. No Christmas season would be complete without them. Mom sent the needed Rice Krispies with the boys and they turned out just fine. Ben and I were a great team. No extra batch this year though, no more Krispies. We managed to gobble them all up before our trip.
This year we traveled on Christmas Day. We have had trips to family gatherings but never an international trip that required a plane. Trying to remember exactly when we visited Monkey Island while we lived Niger? We caught our flight from Davao and were whisked straight to KUL. We enjoyed exploring Kuala Lumpur.
The British influence is apparent (steering wheels on the left) and tons of cool buildings
and of course we love Asia and there were certainly new things to see, smell and taste. Chestnuts roasting on a an open fire?? Hmmm....there were men playing guitars and singing carols and selling chestnuts....
We enjoyed the market with an abundance of things to look at. I was fascinated with the buildings.
The mix of old and new was quite stunning. Here are a few pics that I hope capture our fun.
I am thoroughly enjoying this holiday season. Becca's request for holiday goodies was a banana chocolate chip bundt cake. Yes, please!! Again, Mom sent a few key ingredients with the boys and we were all set! It was fun listening to Becca and Drew discussing the recipe and making it together. This is an old favorite and it did not disappoint. We did not even let the icing completely set before we ate half of it!!
I know people used to tell me to enjoy my kids while they were young because it goes so fast...It sure does but I am STILL enjoying them. I love having children who are young adults. I love their perspective, their humor, their relationships, their quirks and individuality. This journey just gets richer and richer and is truly so wonderful!