I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day! We sure did. I thought I'd share our day with you. Actually, our fun started on Christmas Eve as our sons invited us to dinner with them so we got to spend time with our family two days in a row. Christmas morning began with hubby making some orange cinnamon rolls for us to have with our coffee. I set the table for Christmas dinner with our sons and their families.An evening shot of the dining room.
During a snowy evening my friend Sally drove up and her grandson brought a basket of baked goodies for us. :-) Guess who liked the smell of it?
Back to Christmas morning.. after our coffee Dayle put Christmas carols on and lit the fire for our gift exchange.
Last photo with gifts still under the tree. :-)
The sleeping Santa and sleeping mice.
Our gifts for each other await..
I got Dayle a bag of caramel corn and 3 new Carhartt t-shirts and a pair of rubber barn shoes with heavy treads (so he won't slip in the chicken pen and fall on his caboose again) . :-) He got me a hand blown glass ornament...
... a pearl bracelet, a carved Santa ornament and a steel wind chime! He is a GREAT Santa!!
The Santa ornament was carved out of an egg shaped piece of wood. Cute.
Dayle was chef and put our smoked turkey in the oven to warm, made corn casserole, candied yams, fresh green beans, scalloped potatoes and sourdough rolls. :-) Here is our older son Shawn's family, from left, Shawn, Michael, Gabriel and his wife Beth.
Our youngest son, Travis - 3 yr old Caleb to his left, wife Kristi and 4 yr old Hayden.
Grandpa at the head of the table - a fun dinner, the boys all ate well, the older boys complimented grandpa on the cuisine. :-) I raised a toast to everyone and told them how glad I was to have them celebrate Christmas with us -- Caleb thought it was grand fun when we clinked our crystal goblets together. :-)
After dinner we retired to the living room to open gifts.. do you think these 4 guys are excited? Much? LOL!
Grandpa was Santa.. and handed out gifts one by one so we could watch the kids open them.
Caleb was happy with his Thomas the Train.
We got Michael a new warm hat, along with two Wii games and a toy quad.
Gabe loved his Halo game, Angry Birds game, a fun car and some other things.
Hayden was thrilled with his new dragon! He got a car and a Razor scooter and a coloring book.
I am thrilled to have captured this look on Caleb's face when he got this toy car. :-) He got a Razor and dinosaur and coloring book too.
We surprised Kristi with a hand blown glass float from the beach. She wants to blow her own float on one of our next trips to the beach.
The boys will have lots of fun with these scooters! We got our sons each a tool kit and I'm making an afghan for Beth. Everyone seemed happy with their gifts.
Our daughter Amy sent photos of her family at a church service in Ohio. Her husband Jay and daughters Jenna and Paige. Aren't they cute?
Amy also sent a photo of the girls with their gifts from Santa! They must have gotten up pretty early there!! Jay videotaped the girls opening their gifts from us and posted it on Facebook for us to see. That was very thoughtful of him. They were very happy with them and Jenna was over the moon with a Barbie book we got her from her school book sale. :-)I hope you enjoyed sharing our day with us. I've enjoyed reading about and seeing photos my blog friends holidays. I hope you had a wonderful time, we sure did. Now, onward and upward... and..
*H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*
((hugs)), Teresa :-)