Merry Christmas to you! I strung lights around my young long needle pine that I dug from the woods many years ago and have raised in a pot to be big enough to plant. This Spring I will plant it here on the farm. It lights our door. Welcome!
Last evening the boys got to open two presents.. a pair of candy cane striped pajamas and a Christmas book.
A tradition in the making.. last year Daddy read the book.. this year each boy took turns reading their book to us all.
After the boys were safely snug in their beds.. magic happened and the stockings were filled. After Kristi was safely snug in HER bed.. some magic happened in her stocking. :-)
The boys and their daddy had lots of goodies in their stockings.
Kristi even filled our stockings.. Dayle's is the old wool blanket one, Buddy's and mine.. I made mine, patchwork style, several years ago.
One last shot of the tree with all the presents underneath.. and then I headed to bed.
Kristi and the boys kindly left us abed until 8:30 am at which point we were rousted, but Kristi had our coffee made and a cinnamon roll for us each that she baked from scratch. :-) Mrs. Santa Claus handed out the gifts.. one for each of us and then another round until all were opened.
The aftermath. :-) Everyone was so happy with their surprises! Kristi was totally surprised by a new laptop of her own, the kind that is either a tablet or attaches to it's keyboard. We got her some sewing notions and a sewing basket and I'm going to teach her how to hand sew and mend. The boys got Legos and a fun little toy rifle that makes sounds like it's really shooting - they match the one Kristi got for Travis. :-) Dayle got some nice shirts and hats. I was spoiled with a fountain pen and scent infuser from my daughter and a neat photo album of my grandchildren, a wooden basket made from a tree root and lots of other fun things.
This ornament brought tears to my eyes.. Kristi had it made for me. I love it.
Dayle got me an old coin. :-)
We are now comfortably ensconced in our easy chairs and everyone is playing with their new toys. Travis had fun setting up Kristi's new computer - and she got him a blue-tooth speaker that he can use at work. The boys are making Lego things by the fire. All in all a wonderful Christmas. I hope you had a good one! What did Santa bring for you? Do tell!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)