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!"