Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

Christmas Eve at Emily, Brian and Madeleine's home. Her other grandparents and uncle were up from Houston. Uncle Andy and aunt-to-be Claire were down from Chicago. The menu was Polish - my first exposure to pirogies.

A rare appearance by me on the blog (iPhone shot by Andy). Madeleine had lots of entertainment but for some reason every time she was passed to me she started bawling. Never did that before. Mrs. C thinks she has taken a dislike to my glasses.

Yesterday was a bittersweet day at work. Our little firm is moving at the end of the week. We've been in the same building for more than half of my career. I've been in the same room for 12 or 13 years, with its gorgeous views of the Arch, sunsets, fog over the Mississippi and once, even, a tornado. The new place is nice and makes business sense but nothing like the old one. I had to break down my computer and received a final message. My law partner, Julie, says we are starting Act III of our careers but it made me feel melancholy.     

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cieldequimper said...

Yesterday was yesterday, today is Christmas. I hope Madeleine won't bawl with her grand-père and wish all of you a wonderful day!

Luis Gomez said...

Sweet! Have a Merry Christmas Bob!

TheChieftess said...

Love Madeleine's lip...she really doesn't seem to like those glasses...maybe a new style to go along with the new office???

Virginia said...

Love this photo. Babies are babies and often don't pose well on demand, even for Photo Bob! :) She's adorable and I know you all are loving every minute.

Best of luck with the move. Moving is HELL in case you didn't know.

Nathalie H.D. said...

Well, there's quite a lot in your post today, from your Xmas portrait with sweet Madeleine to your bittersweet thoughts around the company move. Yes I remember your many shots taken from your office and I can imagine your melancholic thoughts.

But now off to NYC for a great adventure! And I'm sure Julie is right: you're only starting Act III of your careers. I love her positive view on life!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Change is hard. Sometimes it sucks. But babies bring charm and light, even the crying ones.

William Kendall said...

She looks perplexed by you, Bob!