We got ready to head out in the snow to drive to my brother in laws.
Hard to see at night but is beautiful. The spots are huge snowflakes.
My sister in law is a great cook, we had tons of appetizers and deserts.
All 8 siblings were there and all the grandchildren with the exception of 3 in Texas. I think that made 34 of us piled in their house. We ate and then have a "White Elephant" gift exchange.
|How about a Halloween mask|
|A Sauna suit?|
|Everyone was stealing this gift "magnum" as he was called. We used his head to spin to see who's turn it was for charades.|
|My contribution was a 2011 calendar "Nuns having Fun"|
The best part was this..........
|All 8 together!|
Christmas Day we had my brother and wife over at noon
My mothers Christmas Lenox, silver Oneida Silver Artistry, Glasses Waterford Araglin, and for desert I used my mother's crystal Oneida Holly pattern.
We always make such a mess and look, Pinky is worn out!
But the best part was the gifts my brother gave me
He gave me my Dad's projector and all our family slides. He wrapped them all up himself, one by one for me.
A package of old photos. Notice the Kodachrome? We heard on the morning news today after December 30th it is a thing of the past, only one place in the USA still processes it but only till that date.
And in the pictures, as I looked at them yes I cried.
Pictures of our tree in the 70's and notice who is top of the tree? my angel! There is even a picture of me with our dog Queen....I even have my fuzzy pink slippers on. ( Do you see that Rebecca?)
The it was on to my sister in law's for dinner.
With my dear Mother in law
The house is a mess because as my husband was helping my brother and sister in law out to the car......THE TREE FELL OVER. What was up with that, luckily I only lost 2 ornaments so we may be taking the tree down today :(
It is still beautiful out and Heidi is out enjoying it.
Winter view of what is normally my blog header
It went quick, but such good memories, laughs and tears.
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