Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to All!

I'm writing tonight with a full heart (and a full tummy) at the end of a wonderful Christmas Day. I hope that all of you had a great day, too. We hosted our children, granddaughters, DMIL, my sister, her husband, and their son. Everything I planned for dinner turned out great, thanks to my nephew, Karl, who sauted the broccoli dish at the last minute. It was like herding cats, trying to get everyone to the table! There was a phone call, a diaper change, an intense conversation about a medical matter--but they all made it in and we enjoyed our meal. The younger granddaughter stuffed her face, and the older one would only eat Wheat Thins. Everyone else tried everything!

The best part of the day was watching the girls open their presents. Avery can read her name on the tags, so she delighted in finding the ones for her. Addison ripped away on the paper. Both of them rewarded us with smiles and gasps of surprise when they saw their new toys. Then we got to play with all of them!

I received a gift certificate to a quilt shop and a bundle of fat quarters selected by Avery. It was a great day!

2 comments:

Catswhiskers said...

Merry Christmas...
I read your post and smiled...
Could picture it all.Thanks for sharing your family hapiness.
Enjoy your gifts and we wait to see the new works...
Hugs
Gina

Lynn W. said...

It sounds like a wonderful day. Family gatherings are sometimes rather hectic but in retrospect (after a good night's sleep) they are delightful memories. We had a great time here with 12 adults and 2 little ones. The 18 mo. old had a new word for us - chocolate. Now to teach her how to quilt ...