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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas





 

Christmas candles lit





 
 
 
Mark the elf, a gift from Aunt Lynda 4 years ago, travels to Chicago to watch the children




 
The four "littles" ready for the Christmas pageant-a play by the grand children for the adults as a gift
 
 

 
Cole as a "horse"

 
Audrey as  Dorothy- complete with the wig



Connor dressed as his favorite dinosaur
 
 
 
 
 
the final bow
 
 
 
Addie is exhausted from the pageant
 
 
 
 
time for brunch
 
 
candles are lit

 

 
 
 
time to open presents


 

 
 
 
 
 
gilded peacock on Christmas tree
 
 
 
I think I saw Santa!!!!
 
 
 
 
Audrey singing "somewhere over the rainbow" in the Christmas pageant
 
 
 
Christmas Day is finally here!  Up early to see what Santa left- 12 people on the steps for the traditional "step" picture. Cook the brunch, drink champagne. take pictures. Say grace and give thanks for blessings of the year.  Eat Brunch, give out the checks, lottery tickets,and poppers!  Next, the big present opening!  Several trash bags of wrapping filled up!Pork shoulder in the oven.  Play with toys-  play games.  Daughter taken to airport- sad goodbyes. Ball game comes on- grand kids to bed.  Dinner is ready.  Grab a plate and help yourself- relax- snuggle by the fire. Fall asleep.  Life is good!   Merry Christmas Everyone- hope you had a merry one!   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 











 



 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Loved seeing the "littles". So cute! Your table was gorgeous!
Christy

Kristen said...

Wonderful post! What precious children!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Happy New Year Susan!

Your grandchildren are gorgeous. You are blessed.

Wishing you new beginning and the very best in 2013.

So glad to call you my friend.
:)
A

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Look at those babes! I've never seen them before! SO cute~!