Welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy reading about my busy life with my husband of 30 years and our four sons and daughter-in-law. We are now empty nesters and my blog is helping me through the journey. I love the Lord and I love my family. I also love to decorate and go to thrift stores!
After we opened gifts the girls and I got busy making breakfast. We all put on our new Christmas aprons!
Oh how I love these girls!!!
My husband traditionally makes the Christmas breakfast, but today he was preparing a prime-rib he was going to smoke for our Christmas dinner. So we made the breakfast.
I was so happy to have Brittany and Megan to help me.
We had lots of fun cooking together. I can't wait until there are two more girls with us when Grayson and Hayden find their special girls!
I set the table with our "Holiday Ribbon" dishes.
We had our traditional french toast, bacon and eggs for breakfast.
Love, love, love these people!!!
We had a great meal together. It was so late at this point though, it was after 12 noon! After breakfast the boys did the dishes, we all cleaned up the living room and the girls and I went and took our showers. I wish I would have gotten pictures of the girls in the bathroom doing their hair and make-up. It was so much fun for me to smell the girly scents of perfumes, lotions and hair products! All these years with my four boys and husband, I've only smelled the manly scents of spice, sports clean and musk! After we got ready the girls and I made au-gratin potatoes, broccoli/grape salad and dinner rolls and set the table for our big Christmas dinner.
Eric's parents arrived at about 3:00 for our meal. They look really great!
Alice loves kitties.
Here's a neat picture of Brittany holding MacGyver in B&W.
Hayden hanging out visiting with the family.
Eric's parents watching him carve the meat.
Time to eat!
What a delicious meal we had. The prime-rib was fantastic!
We barely fit around the table. It was a tight squeeze, but intimate! We need a bigger dining room! :0)
Blondie's wearing her new tie she got for Christmas from Mackenzie and Brittany.
Time to exchange gifts with Grandma and Grandpa.
Listening to them tell us stories. I love this part of family gatherings!
Such sweet people. They have been so very good to me all of these years and wonderful to my husband and our boys. They have been such supportive and loving grandparents to my kids and have showed me a great example of how I want to be as a grandparent and mother-in-law.
Our family portrait taken by my son, Mackenzie. I love this picture! We are so very blessed.
We had a wonderful Christmas season. I hope you did too!
"Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins." Acts 5:31