Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

Our Christmas starts tomorrow morning. Chris and Monica are going to her parents for Christmas this year. They live in Spokane, which is about 6 hours East of Seattle. They wanted to have Christmas with us before they leave, so 9am starts Christmas for me. We're having breakfast and presents and then off they go. In the afternoon, we'll head to my Dad's house for Christmas Eve with my Dad and his girlfriend and my brother and his family. Christmas Eve dinner is always casual for us .. spiral ham and all the fixings to make ham sandwiches, oyster stew (Norweign tradition on my Dad's side of the family), augratin potatoes, veggies and dessert .. along with hot buttered rums and egg nogs. My only concern is the snow that is hanging around here. This is definately the coldest winter we've had in 18 years. I definately hope we can make it to my Dad's .. but if not, we'll just have to move Christmas Eve to another night .. as long as I'm with family ... doesn't really matter what the calendar day is.

Christmas will be quiet for us. We'll have a relaxing morning and than will head to my father-in-law's about 1pm. We'll open presents and then off to dinner ... yep, ever since my mother-in-law passed away, my fil really doesn't like to cook or have anyone else cook. It's ok, we've all gotten used to it .. not what we like, but it's what he enjoys and that's what really is important. Spending time with him is what matters .. not where we are spending the time ... make sense?

We usually don't stay late, he gets tired pretty quickly .. maybe DH, Rob and I will take in a movie in the evening. Soooo that's how I'll be spending the next few days ... as long as the weather cooperates!

Merry Christmas to all my online friends near and far. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday full of all that warms your heart.

I'll leave you with a few winter pictures from this week ... thanks for visiting and all your comments, I really enjoy reading them :)

Saturday night the snow started ...

This was about 11:30pm Saturday night ...

Sunday morning ...



and when it stopped sometime Sunday evening we had about 10" of beautiful snow ... I say beautiful, even though I've been housebound since last Thursday, for the most part. We don't have a car that is very ice/snow worthy ...





Maddy LOVES the snow!

think they look a little tired? We were out in the backyard for about an hour of hard fun play .. they love to chase snowballs and try to catch them in their mouth! lol

I'm grateful for family ...

12 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Just stopping by to wish you the Merriest of Christmases and the Happiest of New Years. Enjoy all that snow!!

KarenV said...

Great photos! Merry Christmas Michele!

Jill said...

Love the picture of your dog in the snow. We have quite a bit of snow over here in MN too and it has been unusually cold for December. Have a very merry Christmas!

Jean said...

Merry Christmas - it sounds like you have a lot planned and I wish you every moment of happiness!

mainely stitching said...

Looks like you'll be enjoying a white Christmas! ;) Wishing you the best!!

Cindy F. said...

YUM! I love oyster stew:) Sounds like a great meal!
Love your pics. Hope you can all get together as planned. Stay safe and warm!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Ruth said...

Wow, a genuine White Christmas! Congrats!!!! I don't even have snow back here :)

hugs and peace, my friend

Renee said...

What pretty pictures!!!! Merry Christmas!!!

Carolyn said...

What beautiful pictures! Send some of that snow to us in Texas. :)

I hope your Christmas went well and was all you hoped for. Happy New Year!

Cheryl said...

Its so mild here, i love looking at your pictures! I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas!
Thank-you so much for your card and the lovely bookmark pattern which i definitely plan to stitch -you are so kind!
In case you're wondering, i havent forgotten i owe you a blogiversary prize from a year ago - its on my list LOL Pregnany interupted my stitching plans in 08!

DaisyGirl said...

Thank you Michele! I love the PS card! That was so sweet of you to send that to me! What an awesome friend you are!
Hope you had the merriest of holidays!
Hugs,
Donna

stitcherw said...

Sounds like an enjoyable, relaxing Christmas. Hopefully the weather cooperated for you. Maddy looks very happy, they both do. My Jaz loves the snow too.
Sue