Hello all– It’s been a fine Christmas– we’ve had our small house full of kids coming and going for 10 days– so much cookie eating, game playing, and noisy meals together. Just what an old mom loves…
There were lots of meals together around the table– the table all set for Christmas breakfast, a plateful of ham lunch on Christmas Eve, breakfast oatmeal in the kitchen, and Christmas morning panettone French toast, Christmas night tapas by the fireplace (my favorite meal) and seated around the table on Christmas Eve lunch.
And enjoyed celebrations with our larger families on both sides.–Here’s the annual “cousins picture” with Grandma Lo– and my mom with her great grand-daughter Jobay, examining the nativity– at my brother’s house.
And all the times in-between, we just kicked back at home– decorating Christmas cookies, looking at photos, playing with new Christmas toys and, of course, the requisite walk to Yogurtland, reading through the stack of Christmas story books and playing endless games of “heads up!” (telephone charades)
It was a grand time together. Thanks for coming home Micah, Jodi, Charlotte, Maryann, Jobay, Ani, Brian and Laurel-Lu! Loved it!
P.S. I have to write down another few favorites (is anyone still reading by now??!!) –things I want to remember– like the Midnight Christmas Eve service at St John’s– all those carols and handbells, the beautiful day at the beach with Ani & Brian, “The Muppets Family Christmas,” Girls making place cards for the Christmas table, snacking and yakking with all the Sittigs at Grandma Honey’s house, girls in their tent beds, Laurel’s Christmas stocking… I am thankful.