Things are settling down post Holiday. Time to post some pictures!
It was very warm this Christmas. I spent as much time on my porch as I could. Loved it!
Peaceful Christmas morning.
Our big family gathering wasn't until 4p. There was time to enjoy the gifts, more food prep, some porch sitting, clean up...before the troops descended upon this place :)
Dinner was the usual....
Chicken Cordon Bleu, ham, sour cream mashed potatoes, baked corn, honey glazed carrots, cranberry salad, fruit salad and lots and lots and lots of cookies! Oh, and Sherbet punch and coffee punch.
After dinner and cleanup, time for gifts!
The kids love this part!
We exchange names. There is always at least one incredibly funny gift. This year it was a gift from Lynn to Scott. I don't have pictures. We laughed so hard as Scott read each note then opening the gift....there were several. Most of the gifts came from Goodwill and were hilarious. The last one, a gift card, was bolted into a metal box that Lynn put together. Scott had to take it apart with the wrenches from his first gift with a note that he may need them in the near future! So funny! and clever!
Everyone was tired by the end of this wonderful day....bed was a welcome site!
Saturday morning I tried do do some cleanup....and found several forgotten items that belonged to kids and grandkids! I decided to drop off the items belonging to Marcy's family since I had to go out anyway. Of course I had to snap pictures of their beautiful tree and fireplace decorations!
Sunday was church then to SIL, Nancy's, house for the Fahnestock family all-day Christmas celebration. It's always a great time! I didn't take pictures of the food (an abundance!) or the tables.
The children always enjoy this part so much....the gifts! Again, I didn't snap many pictures.
The absence of Grandma Fahnestock was keenly felt this Christmas. She always enjoyed being with her family.
It's cloudy today.....again.....but cooler. I'm so ready to see the sun! Looks like it will be until later in the week before the sun makes it's appearance through those stubborn clouds.
Happy Monday to you!