Monday, December 31, 2007

It Was A Beautiful Christmas

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We celebrated on Christmas Eve at our house. It was a wonderful day.
We had:
Two sons, two daughters-in law, two grandsons, one granddaughter, two brothers-in law, two sisters-in law, assorted nephews, great nephews, a niece, a great niece, my sister, a girlfriend of one of our nephews, and three large dogs.
I don't know what made it so memorable for me, but it truly was. We had delicious food, lots of visiting, wrestling between the young ones after dinner, a saxophone solo, piano playing, music and a game at the end of the evening. I loved every minute of it. I am so grateful to be so blessed!
I received a wonderful mix of gifts: the girlie type...yummy bath soaps, hand lotions and some great food items, a pair of adorable egg cups with little chicken feet and a CD. I am the proud owner of My Very Own Tool Box. I have a small saw, a file, wire cutters, a level, a stud finder, screw drivers, hammers, a measuring tape, needle nosed pliers and wrenches. I am also the excited recipient of a gift certificate to Purl Soho! Whee!
Christmas morning was slow and equally delightful. Our granddaughter and her parents had stayed over. What is more fun than watching a three year old wax on excitedly over a Dora toothbrush or her very own first pair of scissors? She took her time opening her presents and of course helped her grandparents and parents unwrap their gifts. When asked what the name of the DVD was that her Poppy had gotten, she mused, "Um, um, mmmmm, I think it's called (long pause), The Way of the Hummingbird!" (It was the Bourne Ultimatum. Close, huh?)
I am thankful to have such special memories such as these.

I wish all of you the best of New Years, filled with health, love and peace.



Ginnie said...

I love the sweet illustration and thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog.
Have a wonderful New Years and I will return soon.

Amy said...

Wow! That sounds like a wonderful Christmas. So many loved ones around, how great is that? Happy New Year, Ellen!

weebug said...

great illustration. happy new year to you and yours!

marylou said...

Family!! What purer JOY is there:) I am so happy you and yours had the chance to spend such special moments together. I bet that little granddaugher of yours had a blast opening up presents, any candy by chance?? No, I shall not give up. Never, ever..and someday, somehow we shall meet in person and I shall personally force you to eat chocolate. THAT is how much I loves ya:-) Happy 2008 to my bestest bud!
Hug Life, Marylou

Nora said...

Happy new year! Your Christmas sounds perfect.