As I told you yesterday, Christmas did not
turn out as we expected. I guess the good thing
is we packed it all in on Christmas Eve with
We had my Brother and Sister in law over at noon
for our traditional dinner and unwrapping of presents.
The table was simply set with my Mother's
Lenox and her Holly Fostoria, the silverware
is my Silver Artistry.
Simple centerpiece of a silver compote with a candle.
Everything was illuminated in the dining room
My sister in law gave me some great gifts, a
Encaustic painting she did just for me
with vintage Victorian paper and
a truly unique silver creamer and
sugar that belonged to her Mother.
I will feature it at some point
She is a fantastic photographer and she took these next pictures
Greta enjoying her first Christmas with us, Uncle Mark brought a treat.
She spent most of the day chewing on this then took the remainder out
to bury in the yard....reminded me of the dog from the Travelers commercial.
I still miss Heidi, but who could not love this face?
Boots loves laying under the Christmas tree.
Pinky is put out, he did not get his picture taken!
Then it was on to my Brother in laws, where there is usually about 35 of us.
We have appetizers, a white elephant gift exchange and charades
My husband is one of eight, all were there but one brother and his children
and 2 other granddaughters.
This is my beautiful 87 year young Mother in law with my nephew from
New York's fiance.
We also found out that night one of my nephew's and his wife are
expecting a baby! That will make the 5th Great Grandchild for
my Mother in law.
We took Mom back home and opened up some gifts we got
for her and made it home at 1 am!
Then the next morning Mr. was sick for the first time
since I ever known him in 15 years.
So it was a quiet day at home being a nurse for
him...I did have to run to Walgreens for
some chicken noodle soup.
Today looks like another day of relaxing since he
still does not feel great.
But then that is ok, just sitting and visiting, we
don't get to do that enough.
Hope yours was wonderful!!