Hello! How was your Christmas? We had a very good one, and it even snowed here so it was a rare White Christmas! On Christmas eve I lit my 2 carousels and the Bayberry candle and we enjoyed watching them glow and twirl.
Kristi made a pineapple upside down cake from scratch for our Christmas dinner dessert, you should have smelled the house with the bayberry spicy smell and that of the cake baking.
It was the best pineapple upside down cake I'd ever had, with the cinnamon glaze.
I was saying that my feet were cold and Kristi disappeared and came back with part of my Christmas gift, these furry lined socks! :-)
Kristi has a tradition of getting her family matching jammies that they open on Christmas eve.. this is their photo I took of them. :-)
Santa had visited and I snapped this photo of his handiwork. :-)
Dayle and I were awakened on Christmas morning by a knock on our door from an excited grandson.. "It's Christmas, wake up!". We all took a seat in the living room by the tree and Kristi played Santa Clause and doled out gifts. The 3 dogs were in the middle of it all and it was quite hilarious. Kristi made my coffee and served Dayle and I a fresh baked cinnamon roll. What a girl!
This was what it looked like outside while we were cozy inside.
With Dayle side-lined from the kitchen due to his back surgery, Kristi happily took on the job of planning and making Christmas dinner. She made a prime rib roast, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower casserole, rolls.. and I made the gravy.
We all said what we were grateful for and again, it was for our family, our home and the good dinner.
Kristi and the boys.. and the snow outside.
The boys were surprised by their iPads and just love them.
My daughter Amy sent me some essential oils and a really neat diffuser and 4 pairs of gorgeous and soft socks!
I filled the diffuser and tried out the "Sweet Orange" oil and it sure did make the house smell nice, and more fun, there is a light inside that changes colors, and see the steam coming out of the top? Fun!
Kristi surprised me with this gorgeous Swarovski ornament, there is a crystal candle inside.. and you know how I love candles! LOL!
Kristi filled my stocking, too.. with some magazines, lotion and fragrance of roses, a really cozy wrap and the socks.
And Dayle spoiled me with an iPhone X! What is neat about it is the screen fills the side and the camera is the best ever (I took all the photos in the post with it) and you can only open the phone with face recognition!
Both sides of the phone are glass, so I have it in a nice protective clear case. :-)
Our son Shawn traded in his car for this red truck on Christmas eve, his present to himself! He sure is happy with it.
So, we had a good Christmas! I hope you had a good one, too! What was the best part? Here's hoping for a wonderful new year for all of us. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)