Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Roundup


I'm glad that I have today and tomorrow off. No work, no family functions, nothing I have to do. Time to regroup, reflect, and gear up for New Year's Day.

I promised pictures last night, but then Miss O and I had too much fun playing with her new toys. And to be honest, I decided to go to bed early to catch up on some much needed sleep.

Checking out the cookies
Miss O, peeking to see if Santa enjoyed his milk and cookies...

Stuff in my stocking
Look there's stuff in my stocking!
the family
Everyone in front of the tree.

This was the first year that I've hosted Christmas morning. M.'s parents and grandparents came over and we did presents and breakfast. I made a French Toast Bake, had fresh fruit, M made scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and of course cookies! I don't think my MIL approved of the cookies, but that was always a tradition in my family growing up. My mom said it was the ONLY day in the year that I could have cookies for breakfast.

Overall, it went very well. Everyone got to see Miss O open some gifts, they all seemed to enjoy breakfast, and we were able to eliminate one trip for the day. Around 2 o'clock we headed north to see some of my family and made it back home around midnight.

New Year's is next.


  1. I love the picture of Miss O inspecting the milk and cookies. Hope you all have a wonderful New Year.


    Here from ICLW...No. 87
    The Unfair Struggle

  2. Very cute pics.
    Hope you have awonderful New Year and that 2009 brings dreams come true.
    I am sorry you have said goodbye to so mnay babies.

    Here from ICLW...No. 88
    My Little Drummer Boys

  3. Here from ICLW.
    Cute girl and lovely pics.
    Glad it all went well :-).

  4. love the pics! you don;t post enough!
    i hope you got some well deserved rest.
    i have hope for you too...