Tuesday, January 02, 2007

I really really love Chrstmas!

I really enjoy giving presents, but receiving is great too. I collect Christmas ornaments and Santa's, so this hand carved Santa gourd is beautiful, from Andrea and Steve. Brad and Paula gave me this high chair, I can just imagine all the babies that will share it. Amanda and Josh gave me this vase, it reminds me of my garden. I plan to use the design to decorate my kitchen to match.

I don't want Christmas to be over. I kept my indoor and outdoor lights on until we came home last night. I will give all the decorations up now, and put them away until next year. But I have shopped the after-Chistmas sales for more stuff! I have big plans for next year!

We have had so much fun. Christmas Eve, Andrea and Steve, Ron and I went to Garvan Woodland Gardens to enjoy the walk thru light display. Christmas Day we had all the kids and grandkids for breakfast and presents, Veronika got to come over in the afternoon, so we had more presents and fun. Then Christmas dinner together. Boxing day, we delivered the bigger gifts to the kids.

Saaturday, Jackson's 2nd Birthday party was such fun! We used that day to enjoy Christmas with the McIntyre/Powell families! That boy loves "Tractors"!!!

Alas! The party is over. The New Year has begun! Amanda and Josh had everyone over for a deer steak dinner on New Year's Day! Yum! It was delicious!


Amber said...

What great pictures! I'm so glad that you all had a nice Christmas & New Years. It was fun to see everyone at Jackson's birthday party! That needs to become a new tradition for us..get together the weekend after Christmas! You received some very thoughtful gifts this year from your children! These are wonderful memories!

Paula said...

Thats a good idea, to use that vase to design your kitchen. Its really pretty. I'm sad that Christmas is over too, then again we still have all our Christmas stuff out.

Angie said...

It is sad when Christmas is over, but a new season will be here before long and I know you love spring. Everything starts to bloom and the weather is just right for working out in the yard. I don't want to wish winter away, but I am looking forward to beautiful weather.

I'm gald you had a great Christmas with your family!