Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Eve & Morning

























We took a plethora of pictures. Notice I used a high school level word, aren't you impressed? When I saw the picture of me at the table of food I decided to take charge of the camera. No satsuma wrestler got me beat. I need a new song, I like Dories songs, "keep on swimming," and how about "they'll be no eating here tonight your on a diet?" Tigger and I need to get ourselves on "The Biggest Loser." We are competitive enough maybe that would motivate us. How about that fruitcake? I make fruitcake people like to eat!

On to nicer topics. Do you see the photo of the linens? I hope you can make it out. My lovely favorite Auntie sent a beautiful satin slip case with embroidered needlework handkerchiefs that my Grandmother made and her mother collected. she also gave each lady of the house a special pin. Papa got some hankies too, a real hankie affair. Tigger pulled off the big surprise on me. When I had the jewelry party she played sneaky and took some upstairs to Papa to buy. That completely surprised me I did not expect that. The girls loved their presents and their stockings, it wasn't a large amount of gifts but everyone liked their little happies and we really had one of the best Christmas celebrations ever.

Today we received news that one of our friends is expecting a baby. I also got a call from an old friend who promised to start blogging. Last but not least the countdown is on for New Years Eve at Debbie's house and I can't even believe my blessed fortune for that!! It is my hope that all of you are celebrating and basking in the love and joy of your families and friends. Merry Christmas and happy new year!

11 comments:

Heidi said...

Merry Christmas the day after my dearest friend!!! Your home is so pretty... I love how it makes me feel like I am right there with you!!!

noble pig said...

Your pictures are beautiful, warm and inviting. And the food looks to die my friend. Glad you had a wonderful Christmas....the fruitcake looks to die for.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh my gosh! those hankies are gorgeous!!! I clicked on the photo and could see them up close! Lucky you!!!

It's been really cold here, when I left for Santa Cruz this morning it was in the 30s!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Your Christmas looks positively lovely! I love your Grandaughters pajamas : ). They are the cutest! Hankies are great gifts! Especially sentimental ones like you received. So special!

Things aren't going so great on the daschund front. I think the people decided they want to keep him. They told me they would come over for supper tonight and bring the dog and then they didn't show up or return phone calls.

We are all sad. I didn't tell Kaish all of the details but I think he kind of figured a little out on his own. He knew he was waiting for a special present tonight. I will let you know more as it happens : )!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I am so overwhelmed at the beauty of your Christmas....the tree, the table, the stockings, the everything. Between that and the descriptions of your food/cookies/etc from earlier this week-- I don't know why you don't have a show on Food Network. Everything is gorgeous!

You have a plethora (really good word) of followers, and I am one of them, whether I always make it over here on a regular basis or not. You're a wonderful person, with a very impressive palette of talents, and I love everything you do.

Chris H said...

Christmas is such a neat time, mostly 'cos of family times! So happy yours was a good one, and your linen looks amazing! Such detailed embroidery!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Lovely photos. Blessed memories.

Karen said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! I know what you mean about taking up a new theme song - maybe I'll join you in a virtual biggest loser contest. I, too, need the motivation.

MaBunny said...

WOW, the pics are gorgeous. That one looks like there is a warm , inviting glow into your living room. It looks so pretty.
The girls look like they had a great time too!

Coffee Bean said...

Beautiful pictures!!! I'm glad y'all had a wonderful time!

We got that call... We are all
VERY EXCITED and HAPPY for the expectants!!! I only wish we were there to watch the transition from couple to parents! And don't you just know that baby will be a cutie!

big hair envy said...

I think you look cute sitting at that table:) I'd really like to know more about that big green bowl....I have a bit of a bowl fetish!

Merry Belated Christmas! It looks as if yours was just perfect:)