I hope you had a good Christmas! We had a lot of fun here. Traditions and family, both make the day a good one! We had our older son and his family over. We did miss our oldest grand-daughter. She is out east visiting family there. And we missed our oldest daughter who is also out east, spending Christmas with a friend. Our second son and his wife visited a few weeks ago for a long weekend. It was wonderful to see them again.
DH brought me breakfast in bed. Can’t beat that for starters. We spent the morning getting ready for the family to arrive for lunch. We like to have appetizers and finger foods. Makes the meal easy and also makes for easy snacking the rest of the day/evening. We had:
- Bacon Wrapped Smokies
- Sausage Cheese Balls (two daughters both requested this)
- Spinach and Cheese Strata (OK, had to have a fork for this one…)
- Veggie Tray with Three Cheese Spread
- Cheese Tray with Crackers
- A bowl of clementine slices (Don’t you love the name “clementine” for a piece of fruit? And they are so delicious!)
- A brie cheese dish
- Freshly ground coffee
- Christmas Punch
We used the Christmas china and the Christmas glasses of course. Rose Red was delighted! “My plate is beautiful!” she said. Christmas jams were optional. BTW, she is sitting in a chair I used as a child. More family traditions!
After dinner, DH read the account of the first Christmas from a 150 year old pulpit Bible we have. Snow White asked him the other day if he was going to read the same story from the big book that he read last year. When he said yes, she suggested he read something different this year! I had to laugh. She loves to read. Maybe we’ll ask her to read the story next year and see what she says.
The stockings had been hung on the staircase with care. The twins helped Auntie take them down and pass them around.
I found these very cute Christmas measuring spoons in my stocking! Love them!
SO ready to open presents!
Snow White spent a lot of time in her vet outfit working on her patient, a little blue dog. “What’s wrong with him!? I’ll listen to his heart! He’s too hot! He’s too cold! He needs a shot! He needs a bandage!” Over and over and over!
Chef Rose Red…ready to bake cakes and cookies!
Mama teased her that the chicken hadn’t baked long enough. Bwak, bwak!!
Rose Red stopped opening gifts long enough to read a new story book.
And after the toys and games and books…more fun with the wrapping paper!
It was almost dark by the time we were done. We watched a movie (during which I fell asleep!), then the grands went home. I went to bed. So nice to snuggle down with some stocking treats, some quiet time, and a soft warm blanket!
I hope your Christmas Day was as joyful as ours was!