Friday, December 27, 2013

Merry Christmas ..

I hope this posts finds you all well and resting from your very busy and wonderful Christmas ... whether it was with friends and family or just a quite one.

Our holidays were a bit different for us this year.  About 3 weeks before Christmas my dad had a cardic episode and ended up needing a new stint put in.  He had a stint put in about 6 years ago and there was some scare tissue that started blocking blood flow.  Once the new stint was put in everything seemed to be going well when he came down with a terrible bout of the flu that is going around.  It really kicked his butt and with him living alone and being 82, he gets kinda needy so my brother and I spent the few weeks before Christmas trying to get him healthy.  Unfortunately a couple of days before Christmas he decided it really wasn't feeling good enough to enjoy the day with all of us so we've moved Christmas to this coming Sunday ... we were concerned that not all the grandkids would be available, but after everyone got their work schedules it was a great surprise that everyone will be able to make Christmas ... so we'll enjoy family and a Seahawk win too!

Because we weren't going anywhere for Christmas the kids decided to all spend the night Christmas Eve ... we had Christmas Eve dinner with my father in law and then all came back to the house to play games and watch movies before heading to bed.  We ended up playing Christmas-opoly which was lots of fun!  The reindeer were the railroad replaement ... guess who got ALL the reindeer squares?  Yep, me!  lol ... after the game we settled in to watch Muppets Christmas ... Christmas morning we all slept in a bit and then enjoyed a morning of presents and breakfast.  I tried a new crockpot breakfast recipe .. never try something new ... it was an epic failure :(  but I still had more stuff for breakfast.

After presents and breakfast Monica made a lovely huckleberry pie and some dinner rolls.  She also made her family favorite ... orange rolls ... they were so yummy!

It was strange not spending the day with my dad, my brother and his family ... but thanks to my kids it was a very full fun couple of days.

Here's a few pictures of the day ....

 Chris made his wrapping paper this year ... very clever don't you think?


 They are all ready to start opening presents ...


Monica make her huckleberry pie ...


 Dinner rolls ...
orange rolls ready for the oven
dinner ....


 Terry got me lovely garnet earrings ... complete with teddy bear :)

 the aftermath after dinner ..
 Three of us were playing dots on our phones ... Terry got a new phone and was listening to music ... we had a good laugh about this picture ...

I've been stitching a little bit ... but between getting ready for Christmas for both my dad and us ... I spent my down time resting lol

I'm looking forward to a quite time and lots of stitching!  Boeing closes down until January 2nd, I took a couple of vacation days so I don't go back to work until the 6th!  woo hoo!!!

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for family and friends ...

16 comments:

butterfly said...

Sorry to hear your father has not been well hope he is better soon, and that you get to have a fab Christmas
next week . Thanks for sharing your photos hugs.

Vickie said...

How wonderful! I hope your father is well enough for your "second Christmas".

Alison said...

I love seeing photos of other people doing Christmas. I had a laugh at the blankets you're all snuggling under. I can't even begin to imagine what it's like to have a cold Christmas. One day I will be there! And it'd better snow!

Maggee said...

Hope that your Dad is going to feel much better so that you can have 'second Christmas' with him and your brother and family this weekend. Looks like you already had a blast--it will just double! Merry Christmas!

Karen said...

Hope your dad is full force really soon! Looks like you had a great time... Merry Christmas.

Happy stitching in the new year.

Blu said...

I hope your dad feels better soon. It looks like you had a great Christmas :)

barbara said...

That is a pretty funny picture of you guys all together, but doing your separate electronic things, LOL. Glad your dad is okay!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Sometimes things get changed up a bit. I do like the wrapping paper. I hope you dad is well. Have a happy new year.

Shelleen said...

I hope that your dad is feeling better so he can enjoy Sunday with all of you. Thanks for sharing your Christmas.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Looks like the first celebration was a blast! Hoping Dad feels great and the second is wonderful, too. Good luck to your Seahawks -- and to my Panthers! Could it be??

Anne said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas. That photo with all of you on your phones/tech stuff is hilarious!! I do hope you father is okay. Sending you prayers and hugs

Barb said...

Have a wonderful break! I hope your Dad continues to feel better. I have to end with Go Hawks!!!!

Christine said...

I love the 'aftermath' photos ~ so true!

Hope your dad feels better once the bug is gone.

Melanie said...

So sorry to hear about your father. I hope he continues to get better. Lots of good thoughts for him!!!

EvalinaMaria said...

Very cute pic of all you sitting in a row playing with such determination.

Carol said...

Oh, such worries for your father, Michele--I do hope his health improves. It's so hard to watch our elderly parents fail, isn't it?

Love the holiday photos... wish you all the best in 2014!