Christmas Day 2013

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:

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!

appetizers and finger food for dinner

appetizers and finger food for dinner

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.

time for the Christmas account

The stockings had been hung on the staircase with care. The twins helped Auntie take them down and pass them around.

handing out the stockings

Christmas Day!

I found these very cute Christmas measuring spoons in my stocking! Love them!

found these in my Christmas stocking

SO ready to open presents!

Snow White and Rose Red

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!

veterinarian costume

Chef Rose Red…ready to bake cakes and cookies!

Chef Rose Red

Mama teased her that the chicken hadn’t baked long enough. Bwak, bwak!!

The chicken didn't bake long enough..it's still squawking!

Rose Red stopped opening gifts long enough to read a new story book.

new books, new adventures

And after the toys and games and books…more fun with the wrapping paper!

Hiding under the paper...as much fun as any toy.

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!

~~Rhonda

2 Comments

  1. Tricia
    Posted December 27, 2013 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    Sounds absolutely lovely!!!

  2. Laurie Shain
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    doesn’t everyone their age read the velveteen rabbit? :)

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