When I was a child, our Christmases always were on Christmas Eve. We always had a program that all the children in our parochial school participated in, followed by a gift...a grocery bag full of candy, nuts and fruit from the church. Then we went home and opened all our gifts. There weren't many but Christmas always seemed more magical at night. Everything seemed so special. Christmas tradition stayed the same with my children and we did Christmas Eves too. When the kids started getting married, I wasn't sad when they wanted to always spend Christmas Day with the in-laws. Christmas Eve was our special time. And this year was no exception.
|Tim & son, Cooper playing video game|
|Mike & daughter Emma Note: My twin sons came unknowingly|
dressed alike in blue sweaters! (above/below)
|Tim & niece Emma (so pale that light bounces off her! lol)|
|Bailey opening first stocking stuffers|
|Emma opening hers with mom Lori|
|-and Coop opening his with his parents|
|Then in buzzed Bryden eager to catch up! This picture is NOT photo edited... it's just Bryden~!|
|They are such buddies!|
|and I have mine here.|
|Paw-Paw Larry has to do the snowplowing this year, so he got a hat and gloves!|
|Sweet Miss Emma|
|happiness is....Chelsea & Whitney|
|Tim reading the Super Hero books|
|All the kids have figured out how fun Whitney is...and how T.A.L.L!!|
|~and so it continued. Fun.|
|Today was quiet and we hunkered down for the beginning of Winter! |
Scoobie too in his going out coat. He's feeling better after having been quite sick last week.
|Today came the first snow of the year. |
They said we were getting 3-4 inches but it was more like 6.
|Good things happen though...my blogging friend Maggie (click on this too see her blog)|
sent me this "sweet" Christmas surprise all the way from Texas!! Thank you Maggie!!!
|This is Larry in his new Christmas gear, snowblowing tonight. I'm making soup.|
Happy Holidays to you all and keep warm!!