Ohhhh it was a good Christmas this year!
It was relaxing, fun, tasty, not-too-fast, not-too-slow, magical, wintry- and.... just nice.
Here is my photo recap- I will be back later in the week with some AMAZING recipes for y'all! The food this year was some of the best!!!
We started celebrating last weekend with D's family. We decided a few years back to simplify things and we go to his family on Thanksgiving- and mine on Christmas (and we do Christmas with his family the week before).
I know I've talked about my mothers decorating in previous posts- but I thought I'd share a few of my childhood favs- country Christmas decorations...perfect for their old farm house.
While we cooked and baked and nibbled on sweet goodies- Z chilled in front of Rudolf with Daddy (first time watching it- she was scared of the snow monster:(
and the little man wandered the house- getting into just about everything he possibly could. Here he is looking at the birds out in the back yard (while smashing his half eaten apple into the window....sorry Mom)
After Mosie's nap and opening some gifts we headed over to my Aunt and Uncles for our anual Christmas Eve celebration (with Mom's side of the family).
Here's my Grandma Phyllis, holding cousin Melinda's sweet, sweet angelbaby Benjamin (only 5 days old!)
Here, there was more delicious food- lots of silly business...
Zella made us this lovely ornament at school...so sweet!
Sorry for the tangent- back to Christmas...
and if you are still reading- BLESS YOUR HEART
This is why I was so frazzled the other day- Christmas around here is a 2 week marathon ...
After Christmas morning at our house we went back to Mom and Dad's neck of the woods to spend Christmas day with Dad's side of the family- where we had- hands down- the best meal of the YEAR- that's right- all of 2010.
Zella was in RARE-FORM. Here she is about halfway through her 35 min. set- performing her rendition of The Itsy Bitsy Spider.
After much merriment (and entertainment) along with a fabulous dinner- we moved onto dessert. And in my family- when it comes to dessert- we DO NOT PLAY!