Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Day Fun


The big day is over and what a lovely day it was. Where do I begin? Well, I guess with Christmas Eve which is actually the biggest day for us here on the farm. We have a big crowd which is what I like, the more the merrier! The grand kids were excited and could hardly eat any supper but we like to get that out of the way first. I took the easy route and got Kentucky Fried Chicken with all the fixings plus others brought yummy stuff to add to the meal. The wassail was simmering on the stove which just fills the house with a wonderful aroma. We went through a serious amount of wassail! :o)

We opened gifts next and the paper was flying everywhere! What fun to watch the kids open their packages and see their eyes light up at the contents. Makes all that shopping well worth the while! T LOVED her Dis*ney princess dresses! She would put one on and wear it until she got another package with one in it and then she would change into that one. She told her Mom that she was going to sleep in one! Sorry the second picture is on it's side. My 'photographer' took a lot of the pictures that way and I don't know how to change them without putting them into Print Shop or something and that's way too much work today. Also I think the camera was on the wrong setting as most of the pictures are blurry. I'm glad hubby got me a new camera for Christmas as this one has been acting really bad lately.




This is T with her cousin. she has on her Enchanted dress with the hat, mittens and scarf set that she got. I think it goes good together, don't you? heehee!


D's favorite gift was his Leapster video game. It's so much fun the kids don't even know that it is educational! K's favorite was the new Monopoly game with the electronic banking system. He and T had fun playing it. They also liked their digital cameras that I found at Staples. They hook into the computer and they can do projects with the pictures they take.

What fun to be all together. The cousins have such a good time together. Making memories.


There is always the obligatory be-hind shot of me getting the gifts. I think I will stick this one on my refrigerator and maybe it will keep me on a diet!


Christmas morning the phone rang at 6:30 to let us know that T and D were up and ready to have their tree at home. I had to hurry and get the turkey in the oven and then we headed over. Once again there was excitement galore. Mimi and Bampie arrived from the lake and we had fun watching the grand kids that we share having such a good time.

We went home after awhile as I had things to get ready for our Christmas dinner. The guests arrived about noon and we all pitched in getting things done. I mentioned to my sister that we have it down to a science now, the girls get the ice and water in the glasses, SIL makes the gravy, sister whips the potatoes, the nieces get things put on the table and I over see everything seeings as I am bossy. :o)

After a leisurely meal we all clean up, have dessert and sit around talking, enjoying the fire out in the sun room. What a blessing to have our family close by so that we can all be together enjoying each other as some families hate each other. What a blessing that we love DIL's family and have such a good time together as some in-laws squabble and just can't seem to get along. What a blessing that we have a warm home and plenty to eat as a lot of families don't have that luxury. What a blessing to be able to celebrate our Saviour's birth in a country with freedoms that some other countries don't have. :o)

14 comments:

Donna said...

Amen. We are blessed.

Tonya said...

So glad to hear y'all had such a great time. We had a great time too in spite of some of the recent troubles we have had. We have no resolution to any of that but we made the most of our time with the family that we could be with!

Was T. excited about the princess dress that you were having such a hard time finding?

We do an easy menu on Christmas Eve also...this year we did BBQ from a really popular place around here. It was great!

Take Care!

Marcy Bowden said...

Yes, we are all very blessed. This year especially I was reminded of that. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your family and hearing about your Christmas traditions.

Rising Rainbow said...

If you're running windows you should be able to go into the folder that holds your pictures and right click on the picture you want to rotate and it will give you the option to rotate clockwise or counterclockwise. Click on your choice and it'll turn it.

Sounds like you had a great time. I wish I'd have done the KFC instead of working so hard on a turkey that they barely touched.

Suzy said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! You are truly blessed to have so much family close by to enjoy it with!

Janey Loree said...

Merry Christmas Midlife Mom! Yes, we are blessed to be able to celebrate the true reason for the season!!!

KC said...

Looks and sounds like you all had such a great christmas. Our was really nice but I haven't had any time to blog about it. Guess I'll have to play get caught up on blogging later,Maybe when the kids are back in school LOL. Glad you had a great Christmas hope your New years is just as fun.

BarnGoddess said...

we are all so lucky! I am thankful for all that I have even though I am a huge complainer...

What a great XMAS it was :) your butt does NOT look big at all!

those princess dresses are beautiful...I want one, lol

palmtreefanatic said...

What a fun day! Grandaughter looks adorable in her dresses;) Oh to be young again;) great shots of everyone, including...hehehehe, ahem... just kidding!;)
Oh what a busy day for all I guess it is time to post mine!

kdwhorses said...

Amen, I second that we are so blessed! What a great thing to spend some quality time with the family! I have several pics of my rearend as well, fustrating to say the least! I really think my husband does it to aggreivate me! Glad you had such a great day! Happy New Year!

the moose buyer said...

don't know who had more fun you or the babies but it almost sounds like you did and that's what family is all about.

MeowMommy said...

What fun! Yep, the kids sure looked excited- they bring so much cheer to the holidays! I found your Wassail recipe & hastily copied it onto a card to put in my hoosier for next year- yummmmmmm... sounded & looked so festive there at your place! I LOVE your collection of carolers... everything was so pretty & cozy- you sure know how to do things up right! Happy Holidays! :)

Dawn said...

We are blessed in the same way. In fact, we often have in-laws, outlaws, and everyone else all mixed up together for holidays.

You're very brave to post that picture! Funny! I need one like that, for sure.

Kerri said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful Christmas with your dear family. I've loved catching up with your holiday activities and seeing all the photos. Little T looks so cute in her Disney princess dresses. I remember how much I loved to dress up when I was a little girl :)
We are blessed for sure to have the freedoms we do in this wonderful country.