Holiday festivities consumed the Sutton family for 5 magical weeks! Multiple Santa sightings (one even rode by on a motorcycle with an elf aboard) and seatings, baked goods of many, many varieties, a marathon, a couple of birthdays, wrapping and unwrapping (and thankfully no re-wrapping this year), holiday music galore, a Christmas Program at Will’s school, tree lightings, Fred our home-bound Elf on the Shelf, Advent calendar (and near-daily advent calendar candy discrepancies), and the sound of pure joy as kids set speed records ripping through presents. This year Cindy and I successfully managed to down-scale our gift-giving to each other while improving the meaning behind our gifts. This is something we tried rather unsuccessfully in past years (note: we = mostly me here). Overall a fun holiday month with little travel (thanks to all of those who traveled in to the Mill!).
The world in Fort Mill is once again shaded in orange, red and yellows. The colors have been quite spectacular this year (drought induced?). We have had a fun month of November. Will wrapped up soccer scoring several goals in the last few games. It was fun watching his reaction to scoring those goals. Most kids screamed and ran around with their arms in the air but not Will. He was all about playing it cool. Small little hint of a grin (no teeth showing) and a slow walk back to midfield with the team circling him was all he would let out. Once back in the car it was usually a much different scene. Grammy and Poppy visited, my brother and sister-in-law grew a year older, brunch at The Inn was feasted upon, several Greenway hikes were taken and lastly we headed to Columbus, GA for the first full-Sutton Thanksgiving in years. The proof of these activities can be found below. Enjoy the upcoming holidays.