So Christmas happened and it was absolutely wonderful! Adam and Tristen came over around 2 pm, of course Amber, Mark and I were here waiting anxiously for the day to start. But let me share a few things before that....I finished a few more of the decorations, one of them was finishing my miniature tree which I put in the center of the dining room table this year.
I got all the presents wrapped on Sunday and while we waited for them to arrive Skye would not leave the tree. I had put out her presents while she was outside hoping that she wouldn't notice but she did. She waited in front of the tree for a few hours....God bless her!
I had spent the two days prior to Christmas in the kitchen preparing lots of goodies for our day! On Christmas Eve I went to church and then we watched White Christmas followed by It's a Wonderful Life.
On Christmas morning I put the small gingerbread houses together so they would be ready to be decorated after dinner. Adam, Amber and Tristen worked on them. There is still one for me to do but I was way too tired to join them on Christmas night.
There is Skye again waiting for them to arrive. I had taken her PJ's off, they ended up being a little too big anyway. She loved opening her gifts and as always she destroys them! She had a great day and has been stealing Charlies toys ever since. We opened gifts for a few hours and then we had dinner, dessert and fun hanging together.
These are a few of my gifts. Crown S & P shakers from Pottery Barn. A new 15" Toshiba laptop computer. It is just like the one I have now only it has more space. I am going to transfer everything over and give my current one to Amber. Also has the DVD slot which I still like to use.
Kinda cute story....see the mugs? Well the one in the center Mark bought for me at the Polish Pottery store in Seattle. There were 2 but he dropped it at the airport. The replacement arrived yesterday. The two Polish Pottery mugs you see in the front are two that I bought for him. Funny that we both bought Polish Pottery mugs for each other :)
My new, very large, Wizard of Oz Jim Shore piece, a cute glass station wagon ornament and the DVD of Rick Steves European Christmas Special and cookbook that were on PBS in December. Also got some PJ's, Willow Tree figurine, II Volo Christmas CD and the soundtrack to Les Miserables!
Here you will see what I bought at Target on Thursday. Didn't overdo it but like to get boxes and ribbons for next year at 50% off! Also got some bake ware for 50% off too. I bought a few things online in the morning before I ran out. A Christmas pillow from Pottery Barn which I had wanted and was given a gift card to purchase it and also a few things from Paper Source because they have such unique wrapping papers.
Hope your Christmas was wonderful.....now I rest!