|Christmas Phase I - Santa was here!|
|More "evidence" that Santa had visited!|
All is quiet in our house this wet winter morning, it's 8 am and everyone except me is still sleeping, the dog has been out for her morning constitutional and even she went back to bed. As I write this post, I am surveying the aftermath of yesterday's festivities and deciding whether or not I will truly relax today of if I will spend the day putting the house back in order! Right now the pull of another cup of coffee is strong, but I seem to lack the energy to get up and go make a fresh pot - if my current energy levels are any indication it seems that my house will stay in it's present state at least until tomorrow.....
Our house had a total of three celebrations yesterday. The first arrived bright and early Christmas morning, the mysterious man, Santa Claus had visited our house while we slept......the morning was spent opening stockings and all of our gifts.
Santa was very good to all.....my favorite is my new vacuum (I know I am weird - get me appliances and I am a happy gal). My hubby's fave was his new PS3, my oldest daughter got her first digital camera and my youngest finally got her Fur-real Friend Puppy (she had been asking for this since last year)....
|Santa brought Daddy a PS3|
|Daddy with his angels....|
|Jasper with his new catnip toy.|
|Bella with her new chew toy.|
Early afternoon heralded the arrival of the in-laws bearing gifts for all, so we spent more time unwrapping gifts, visiting, sharing memories and eating cookies.
|Christmas Phase II|
|Christmas Phase II|
My son and his fiancee arrived mid afternoon bearing multiple bags of gifts for all, these were stashed under the tree, while we waited for the arrival of my parents and grandma.
|Christmas Phase III|
|Passing out the presents, phase III|
|Bella got a new blankie from Grandma and Papa|
|Harold eating his dinner one serving at a time!|
We had quite the laugh over my husband who started by eating his tossed salad out of a salad bowl, which is not funny in itself, but once he finished his tossed salad he continued to use his salad bowl and ate the rest of his Christmas dinner (one selection at a time) from his salad bowl. At various times I would look over and see that he was eating mashed potatoes, then later sweet potatoes, followed by ham topped with pineapple and finally the cranberry fruit salad with walnuts that he loves. Dinner rolls with jam were eaten as an accompaniment throughout his "salad bowl dinner". It was one of those times that are forever immortalized in my memory bank (and I got the photos should my memory ever fail)!
|My Son with my future Daughter-in-Law|
|Me at the center of the Chaos|
Our family matriarch, my grandma, is seated next to me.
|My Mom & Dad.....my Mom is passing out gifts|
and my Dad is directing!
Merry Christmas, the day after!