We had our family celebration on Christmas eve as our son's family planned to spend the big day in their new home together. We served roast beef, potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots and fresh baked scissor rolls for dinner. Then retired to the living room to open presents and enjoy each other's company. Our three grandsons and the new puppy.
We surprised the boys with their first laptop computer, they were pleased!
Smile, Kristi! :-) She was Santa Claus and passed out the gifts with the help of the boys. I got her a t-shirt she liked, it had a VW bus being driven by a hippie chick and the words across the top.. "On a dark desert highway"... and under the VW "Cool wind in her hair". :-)
It was all about watching the older dogs trying to figure out who this other furry creature was.
A momentary quiet time.
I asked to hold the puppy on several occasions.. he would snuggle into my neck and let me hold him for exactly 10 seconds before wanted down. Ozzie is a doll.
Then he'd crawl down to the footrest of my chair and whine as he was scared to jump down.. then he'd gain the courage and go leaping off!
Want to see some of the treasures gifted to me? My daughter Amy in Ohio sent this darling Santa to me. *love*
Kristi gave me these fun things and a bag of goodies, caramel corn, mints and almond roca.
Dayle braved the antique stores in Troutdale and surprised me with this pretty etched glass decanter.. it's so pretty!
Speaking of Dayle, he loves the soft flannel plaid shirt I got him, along with a trail camera he can place by our pond and we can see what wildlife that visits our pond for a drink during the night. Amy sent him this Pendleton mug and chocolate covered hazelnuts and Travis and Kristi got him an ash vacuum to clean the pellet stove.
And so.. the last item in my advent calendar box from Alicia Paulson. I didn't get to open #25 MYSELF as my son's German Shredder deprived me of the honor and opened it herself. Luckily she did not ruin it.
I'm about halfway done on the cowl that Alicia designed. I think this will be so nice to wear over the winter to keep my neck and shoulders warm!
My dear husband held the skein of yarn while I rolled.. and rolled.. it's fine yarn and it became a big ball! I am wondering what this should become.. any suggestions?
Knit, knit, knit.. it is fun to decide which little colored skein to use next.
I had to move my merry-go-round off the dining room table for our Christmas eve dinner, so I moved a small rattan table to the family room and put the big doily on it that Betsy crocheted for me. Dayle thinks it's distracting from his tv. LOL!
My adorable granddaughters, Jenna (r) and Paige (l) on Christmas morning! They are so cute in their matching jammies! I am so glad I got to spend time with them this last summer.
We had a good Christmas.. lots of fur babies and adult children and growing grandsons. We face-timed with our grandson Gabriel who lives in SoCal with his mom last evening and he loved the laptop we sent to him.
I hope you enjoy this week between Christmas and New Years. I have always claimed it as a week of being home and enjoying no appointments or commitments. Please share with me what YOU like to do during this week.
*H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*
((hugs)), Teresa :-)