Friday, December 10, 2010

ROUND ROBIN



I am joining in with my (best) friend Amy from Keeping up with the Schultz Family with her Round Robin. This month it is about the Holiday's.

The best I can do is my post from last year because I am no where near ready yet for this Christmas. Christmas tour 2009 I will eventually get some recent pictures up, hopefully before Christmas. I seem to be moving in slow motion this year! Go over, take a look and then hit HOME to come back over to leave your sweet comments.

Since we live in California we do not have any other relatives nearby. We did have my aunt and uncle for the first 18 years of living here but they have both gone to Heaven. Our family consists of my husband, me, our son, his best girl, our daughter, son-in-law and of course the dogs. It has been perfect that our children celebrate on Christmas Eve with their significant others family leaving Christmas day for us. We stretch the day out as long as we can.

Christmas music must be playing and you can only open one gift at a time. After all the hard work that goes into getting ready I want to see everyone's reaction to opening their presents and I also like to see what they received from each other. Yes it can take 5 hours to do this but it is so worth it. We take breaks, snacking and eating as we go. I don't think there has been a year yet where our daughter hasn't said "This is the best Christmas ever!"

I believe in celebrating every Christmas as if it were my last one, I give it my all each year! My father always says "One thasen't ever lose the spirit of Christmas."

Love,

19 comments:

Mara said...

Christmas Eve isn't very important in the Netherlands, but Christmas Day and Boxing Day (or the Second day of Christmas) are. This year, for the first time since I live alone, I am going to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with my parents and sister and Boxing Day will be spent with them and my brother and his family over at his place. It will probably be the last chance for quite a while if I have my way...

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LynnMarie said...

WOW I just looked at your decorations from last year and again I say WOW. That is a lot to put up every year! I hope you get it to do just that. Have a blessed week.

Nanato4 said...

I checked last year's post ... you really have a lot of beautiful decorations for Christmas! Wow! It's a lot of work to put those up, and if you're not back to 100% yet, it's best to go slow ... there's still over 2 weeks to go until Christmas. ;-) Maybe you can draft your daughter to help a little more? Hope you don't let the slow start this year cause too much stress. Blessings!

Amy said...

Wow you have wonderful decorations for your house.. I love the snowmen.. Thanks for linking up and sharing the history with all of us.. Have an amazing day..

jayayceeblog said...

We do the same thing -- we go around the room and take turns opening gifts one at a time so everyone can share in the joy!

Michelle said...

I love the way you spend Christmas.
We have a similar tradition.
We start with the youngest to oldest opening presents. I too love to see what everyone gets and savor the day.
After the presents are opened I begin preparing our Christmas meal.
I believe Christmas is my favorite time of the year.

Michelle said...

Hi Debby,

Thanks for following me.
I'm your newest follower.
Merry Christmas!

Jingle said...

lovely post, only you know what joy you can have for each holiday.
beautiful round robin post.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Yeah I'm so glad I'm not the only one with the Christmas Music and one gift at a time. We take turns one opens then the next then on and on.

I say it is worth every minute!! And you must then watch It's a Wonderful Life :)

Ahhh I love your dad's saying!

EmptyNester said...

We try to stretch Christmas day out too but it still goes by way too quickly. And we do try to open one gift at a time, but that doesn't always work- the girls still get too excited! LOL It's wonderful that your family is all together on Christmas day! Do you have stockings for the dogs? We do one for Tucker and that silly dog LOVES it!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Debby, no wonder you are behind on your decorating. I just looked at your last year's decor, and wow! that's a lot of decorating! I think you may have a bigger Christmas collection than me! All of it is wonderful, and I love your description of your Christmas day and of keeping the Christmas spirit. laurie

secret agent woman said...

We do Christmas music and one gift at a time, too.

Tonja said...

We used to do that way of opening gifts when Mom was alive. But, we had to make some changes after she died, it just wasn't the same. But, we usually eat and then open our gifts. It's a wonderful day any way we do it!

Nichol said...

I love how you celebrate and checked out your tree, it's beautiful. I can't wait til the kids are older so we can do one present at a time, they would really go nuts doing that at 3 and 8!

That corgi :) said...

We do the same thing with opening one gift at a time and although it doesn't take us five hours to do so, I like that it prolongs the gift opening time and when the kids were young, it helped work on patience :)

betty

xinex said...

Sounds like you have a good tradition going, Debby...Christine

Kristie said...

My family tries to do one present at a time too. I LOVE it that way! With my husband's family, I always miss what everyone gets because they're all opening everything at once.

Technodoll said...

We have always opened our gifts the same way, one at a time, enjoying the process and the joys! it takes so darn long to buy and wrap a present, i'll be darned if everyone just rips into them at once LOL!

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