So the Heynas, otherwise known as B, T, and B's brother R, formed a little band and performed a set for family and friends on the 26th. It was good times, aside from the part where I slipped on a patch of ice outside the front door of the barn we were in, going down like a ton of bricks. I still have a bruise on my knee to prove it.
Yeah. Anyway, here are some pics.
Creepily awesome Santa and Mrs. Claus, by an amp:
The boys jammin out (like the lights? B decorated. Love the obviously man-done ribbons...):
T (with his rock star scruff) and I:
Tara (T's sister, love her) and her fiance Dean:
The next couple of days were more low-key, visiting relatives and such, then on the 29th we drove down to VA. I got to take T to Maymont in Richmond, my very favorite place although all the gorgeous flora is slumbering during the winter.
There's a gargantuan magnolia tree that we of course had to climb,
T was better at the whole tree climbing business than me (it's because his shoes had better traction, I swear!)
Then we snuck off into the bamboo forest for some quality time.
I love this shot.
After spending a couple of days in my town, we headed back up to PA for the last day or two.
Dinner with T's fam:
Then, it was back home!
You'd think that T would be used to the mild cold here in SoCal, since were were just in the frigid northeast. However, he complained so much in my living room that I had to papoose him. (I say papoose, he says homeless person):
Ok, I think that's it! Whew! It seemed to go by about as quickly as the time I spent typing this, can't wait to go visit the East again. How I miss this sky-