Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Snow is falling

Snow is falling out side tonight as I am totally relaxing from all the holiday hoopla. It is a little late for a white Christmas but I don't mind. This snow is putting the final touches on my week of rest. Hubby is even off work this week. Granted we spent our first two days babysitting...just can't say no to those babies.

 Christmas was a great time had by all.  Spread out over three days.  We all gathered for a Christmas Eve service, where little ones in pageant attire captured our hearts, and carols by candlelight moistened our eyes.  Then off for a leisurely dinner out at our local Red Lobster. One of the only restaurants in town open on Christmas Eve. We got home around 10:00 just in time for Josh and his girlfriend to pull in from Portland.  We spent a few more hours visiting around the kitchen table with twinkle lights, and the fireplace burning in the background.  And oh yes Jenna's new Christmas tunes playing on her computer plugged into our speaker system, which she had been serenading me with all week as I finished up projects, baked cookies, and spent two days wrapping presents.  (don't even ask, I am ridiculous, and I know it)  It was finally time for me to relax, all my hard work was over.

Waking up is hard to do =]

Christmas morning was slow and easy.  We had our traditional Eggs Benedict, sausage, fruit salad, and of coarse pull apart cinnamon rolls around 11:30.  The babies, Meg and Ty came around noonish  having already made a stop at his folks place in the morning.  Next year I think we may all be at Meg's when her new home will be completed.  No fun hauling babies around all day on Christmas. They were a bit tired, but that was probably a good thing.

Eden was not too tired to give us a performance in her new ballet tutu.  And baby Avey was sporting a flannel shirt...all the rage this year, from her Uncle Josh and Olivia.

 After the presents were opened, the babies went home for a nap.  Everyone else went by to visit grandpa and grandma. Nellie was delighted to have her grand children drop in for the afternoon.  She is steadily improving her health, slowly but surely.  Then everyone back at our house for our traditional Christmas dinner of lasagna and meatballs. Now everyone thinks I serve this because of my Italian heritage, but it really is because I can make it ahead of time and freeze it =>  Saturday was spent on a bit of a road trip out to Prosser with Josh and Olivia.  Then back at our house for leftovers and goodbyes to Josh and Olivia.  Jenna and I crashed and watched an old Audrey Hepburn movie Sizzling in Paris, I think we both took a bit of a snooze during it.  Sunday we went out for lunch with everyone. From there we saw Jenna off heading back to Seattle with a girlfriend in tow.

Baby Avey just started crawling a few days before Christmas, and here she was right in the middle of it all

I am not sure what the rest of my week will look like.  I do have a lot of lesson planning to do as my art classes start up the first week of January along with my Bible classes.  I like this in between week. I like the snow showing up right about now too...


podso said...

You have the best baby photos! I get what you mean about this inbetween week. Keep enjoying, and new year blessings. I have started to read my Goudge book--thank you again!

Vee said...

Precious faces and precious times. I like your lasagna idea for Christmas...I've made it for Thanksgiving for the same reason. We went to my son and daughter-in-law's for one of our "events" for the same much lugging and toting with the little ones.

I also loved your description of Christmas Eve service...very dear.

Knitting Mania said...

Let it snow, let it snow!!! I'm jealous...enjoy your winter wonderland Sis.

Loved the pics....those baby girlies stole the show!!! :)

Duchess of Tea said...

Happy & Blessed New Year darling. Wishing you and yours good health, much happiness and vast fortune in the new year.

Love & Hugs

Just a little something from Judy said...

Your writing and your photography continually draw me in to this blog. Today is no exception! The smiles on the faces reveal the joy within the hearts. Happy New Year to you and your dear family. Thank you for sharing so many beautiful pictures throughout the year.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I like the snow showing up over here too...the perfect way to end off 2009 and begin the new year with a clean slate!

It looks like a fun and busy time was had over at your hopuse over Christmas! Your grandgirlies are so precious. Enjoy your 'down time' will be over far too soon.

Happy New Year!

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