How was your Christmas? We had a lovely day! We slept in.. had some fresh pastry and a cup of coffee.. then Dayle started a fire for us.. and when we felt like it.. we retired to the drawing room (work with me here) and leisurely opened our presents to each other and the ones from our daughter Amy who lives in Ohio. These are Dayle's surprise gifts to me.. he thought the ornament looked like us. I thought that Santa was ready to bop Mrs. Claus on the head with the rolling pin. LOL! He also got me a few chocolates from the General Store in Troutdale.
He also got me a weekender bag from Pendleton, but it wasn't a surprise. :-) I am going on a trip to New Orleans in April to spend a week with my daughter and she invited my two sisters to join us which they were happy to oblige. I'll be able to use this bag as my carry-on along with my rolling carry-on bag. The blanket pattern is Chief Joseph in sage.
My daughter sent me this neat pair of barley twist candlesticks. They look really nice with the taller ones she sent last year. She knows me well, I love candle holders and candles! Thanks, Amy!
I got a tooled leather checkbook cover for Dayle - he's used those plastic ones that come with the checks his whole life and I thought he'd enjoy a nice one - and he actually loves it! I also got him a Carhartt t-shirt.
Our daughter Amy sent this wonderful book to her Dad.. he loves doing crosswords in the newspaper, but we finally cancelled our subscription since they cut back on the days that they deliver. I sneakily bought one for myself on Amazon so we can do crosswords together. :-)
Here's my surprise on the tree.. those are my two granddaughters in the photo ornament on the right.. Paige and Jenna.
Dayle baked the ham in his pellet smoker/grill and it turned out DEE-liscious! It has a red currant glaze that is very tasty.
Our son Shawn, his wife Beth and sons Michael and Gabriel arrived at 2:45 and Michael jumped right in and helped me prepare the roasted potatoes and asparagus. I think he might become a good cook in his own right.
All set for Christmas dinner!
We got the boys these MiP robots, and they had a total blast playing with them! They dance and play music and even have a little tray so you can send your robot to deliver something to someone across the room.. they are really fun! We also gave them an Air Hog UFO hover craft thing that was really fun to watch. Last year we gave them all clothes, but this year I wanted to give them fun things and I think they were a hit.
Our son and his wife gave us this.. yum! And some Aplets & Cotlets and some Belgian chocolates. Oh my. I will have to swim faster!
One of the robots.
This is one of them all lit up. You can run them from your smart phone or computer! They had them going all around the house, beeping and dancing, it was fun to watch.
I am going to haul my carcass out and go swimming today. Yes, I am. I really am. Right? How was your day yesterday? Did you get something fun? Was your dinner delicious? I'm looking forward to a mellow week ahead, and to work on 2 crocheted baby guinea pigs for my granddaughters. :-) But first I need to find some fuzzy yarn!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)