Well. Christmas is over. I wish these few days could go on indefinitely. It was so lovely to have our oldest, Mandy and her husband Brad here along with our son and Jamie and his two children. His wife Crystal stayed home with strep throat. Alex was in Japan, of course, but we talked to him on both Christmas Eve and Christmas morning.
Our church had a wonderful Christmas Morning service with the song service consisting of all Christmas carols. Such a great reminder of why this day is celebrated. Glory to God in the Highest and Peace to All Men on Earth!
We had a HUGE dinner of turkey and all the trimmings, ending with apple pie pumpkin pie, chocolate pie and pecan pie! Our good friends Neal and Jenny came over to share pie with us in the evening. That has become our tradition since moving to Spokane. Our kids grew up together and loved sharing whatever had been given to them for Christmas.
A few pictures for you. Remember---I am NOT a photographer. I just snap the picture and run!
Here are the two cutest grandchildren in the world with the angel cookies grandma made for them. They are so easily pleased at this age!
Poor Jamie. The first entire day he was here was spent updating our computer equipment. That's what happens when you live so far away. Things pile up and then he has lots to do, but luckily, he loves computer stuff. Kind of like a "busman's holiday".
Thursday night is our Bible Study Christmas potluck and gift exchange and then the job of putting all the decorations away for another year. I'm trying very hard not to sucumb to my usual post holiday let-down. I had planned to go to the nursing home this morning for a visit, but woke up to 5 inches of snow. My car gets around very well, but I hate being the target for others to slide into me if I don't HAVE to go out. So today will be dedicated to washing mounds of sheets and towels from the weekend! After I shovel the driveway out. So I better get moving. I would love to see some of your holiday pictures too. I hope you enjoyed our family Christmas. We're a pretty informal group. We open gifts in our jammies and just like to be together.
See you soon.