We started out the day slow with coffee and breakfast and quiet. Some last minute tidying, ham in the oven, 5 leaves added to the old farm 5 legged oak table, spread the tablecloth, put the Christmas dishes on, and awaited the arrival of the kids and grandkids.My dear sweet husband said, shall we open presents? He'd gone to Saturday Market to find me some hand-crafted surprises and was keen on seeing me open them. I'd gotten him a few things too, a new coffee mug and some hand-crafted fudge from Multnomah Falls. He got me a wonderful hand-blown glass ornament, below.
And a hand carved cherry wood cooking spade, and a pretty jewelry box made with 2 exotic woods of which I cannot remember - isn't he sweet??
In addition to the larger gifts that we got for the grandchildren, we got them all a new stocking and filled them with coloring books, pencils, candies, toys, cookies, etc.Here below are 5 of the darlings - the 6th was missing, but with a group of littlies anxious to open presents, this was the best I was going to get. Aren't they cute?
Just a shot below of the chaos, not one photo I took during this time was free of at least one or two blurs... LOL
My granddaughter Jenna with her new "Sing-a-majigs", I got one for each of the girls. I'm so glad they took them home with thim.. haha!
I didn't get a photo of dinner as it was very hectic! But the ham was moist and tender, the large pan of scalloped potatoes & corn good, Amy's salad was delish, it was baby spinach with sliced almonds, dried strawberries and vinaigrette.
We had some really nice visiting time and then everyone was very happy with the chocolate cheesecake with cherry pie filling spooned over it.
Then the families departed one by one and we looked at each other and smiled. It was a good day.
Thanks for stopping by to visit.
*H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*