Good Morning to you! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a relaxing weekend. We had such a fun family celebration on Christmas Eve morning, but I want to explain that as a very large group our kids found it easier to gather together on Christmas Eve and then have their individual family time on Christmas morning. We gathered, ate a wonderful brunch and then began to open presents. Here all the girls cousins are sitting together~a good thing because Nana and Papa gave them all duplicate gifts.
Little Man waiting paitently.
We also give fill each stocking with some sort of goodie-little man and his mama got a container of Agave Bears, because he can't have sugar.
Papa and the older boys made him a bow, just like theirs.
Love Miss A's smile!
Little Miss E didn't get the two gift cards as the older girls(due to age) but got a cute stuffed dog with a necklace that said Love and on the back had her initial. Miss E is crazy in love with dogs and she loved this.
We game the boys a drone for their present.
Hubby made me a bread board and also a cheese board that is also inlaid; I love the purple heart wood that he used.
Papa got a new tool for his tool chest.
We also gave the girls a set of four cups that we got from Beleek Pottery in Ireland.
One of the creative projects I worked on for the girls was making greeting cards with the photos of Ireland that we took~I will post another day; I also made cards of Kauai that we took several years ago.
We gave the sil's Spotting Scopes for their hunting/target shooting as well as spotting wild life in their back yards.
Hubby and I were also spoiled so much; we are so blessed by our family! Love each one to the moon and back!
On Christmas night we had dinner at Carrie's~oh was it good! We enjoyed just visiting and watching the kiddos play. We knew it was snowing, just didn't know that it was blizzard like outside.
WE got ready to leave and let's just say we were both very happy to be within a ten minute drive.
The weekend was pretty relaxed, I did go to Macy's and got a new pair of snow boots for every day use. My daily winter shoes(Merrills)were given to me 5 yrs ago, after my dear friend passed away. They fit me like a glove, but were already several years old, so it was time to upgrade. I got a great deal and I know they'll last me many years.
I'm looking at my week and it is pretty relaxed, except for one dental appointment on Wednesday. I think I'll take down all my decorations on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday. Since our early years, we found that having everything put away by New Years lets us enter the New Year organized.
I hope you had a day filled with Joy and Love.