December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

Just a glimpse of our Christmas eve and day. Like our Thanksgiving, I kept the picture taking to a hands were usually too busy holding some sort of tasty food or beverage... or hugging someone.

In fact, our Christmas eve started with Grandpa's hands busy tickling 2 little someones....a good start to our celebration (ignore the unsightly cords under that black table-thank you)

Oh, how I love big veggie trays. I bet if I kept a tray of veggies on my counter...I would eat more. I just love having them all cut up and ready to eat....sorry, little tangent there...back to Christmas.

It seems we have started a tradition in our home....skunks for Christmas. Last year it was a remote control skunk, complete with working tail and sprayer. This year, I found a couple of skunk hand puppets. I ordered them a few days before Christmas and was so excited when they showed up on our doorstep on Christmas Eve.

                                   The boys were excited to introduce their new skunk friends.

We played our annual game of Scrambled States of America. The game brought lots of laughs....especially when Sam decided to emcee the game.

It was so much fun watching the boys take items out of their stockings. Each time they would pull out a candy cane...(organic and natural-I was so excited to find those)...they would cheer ....."a.candy.cane!....another candy cane!....3 candy canes?!!". I've never heard or seen anyone get so excited over candy was very sweet(literally).

                                                              Two very excited boys.

I surprised G and had my blog made into a book.....if you blog, I highly recommend doing this.

                          My mom and dad had their whole house was very festive.
This table held lots of delicious food (you outdid yourself mom) also held family from near and far.

The cousins patiently waited for the presents to be handed out....we had a plan and we stuck to it. It worked great....a very calm and orderly unwrapping system.

The dessert table was a popular spot.

                                    Of course, Mr and Mrs Claus were there to enjoy all of it.

We hope you all had a Merry Christmas.

"But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:10-11


These Are The Days said...

Looks like a good that's a lot of chairs. That means you are loved by many. Your tree is beautiful and now I'm in the mood for a ginormous veggie tray!

Tiffanie said...

What a lovely day! Love the pictures of the boys!! Thanks so much for sending us the Christmas card...what a joy that was to open the mailbox to find that in there! :) We didn't do any cards this year...ran out of time (and money :) )

Pam said...

Skunks for Christmas? Looks to be much better than possums. : )
What a fun time it looks like you all had. I really enjoy dessert tables myself.

Life with Kaishon said...

What a perfect Christmas. I am glad it was so skunk a licious! : )

mama3 said...

Sounds like you had a great time with all of your family.

E @ Scottsville said...

So how'd you have the blog made into a book? I'm afraid mine would fill TEN books already. *sigh* Were you happy with the way it turned out?

Love the skunks. So what SKUNKS? I wanna hear!

AND nobody, and I mean NOBODY would have noticed those cords under the table if you hadn't pointed them out... but since you did, of course I scanned the picture til I found 'em. Silly girl!

Glad y'all had a wonderful Christmas, too.

Darcie said...

Skunks for Christmas...too funny, but not much surprises me anymore, and I love how family's have different traditions.

Wow...look at the size of that table...I can picture it now with all your family gathered around it...PERFECT!

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas Mimi!

Theta Mom said...

I really need to do that blog to book thing! Looks like you had a fab holiday!

Delane said...

Organic candy canes! Where did you find them? Love the book idea, who did he use? I'd love to see more pictures of it!
Glad you had a great day with so much family around!

really.truly said...

I should have posted a link in my post....I had the blog made into a book at .

The candy canes were found at our local grocery store. I bet you can find them at Whole Foods or Trader Joes!! Wish we had those stores here. :)

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh...look at all those tables!!! Wow! How fun and festive!!!

And how did you do your book? Did you pay someone to do it? What a great idea, to print out 2009!

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