Sunday, January 06, 2008

Holiday Re-Cap

The 2007-2008 Holiday season was a fun one for us. We are blessed with the best family & friends who helped make this Christmas one of the most memorable for our girls.

Christmas Eve found us gathered in the kitchen making peanut butter chocolate chip cookies for Santa (there his favorite, didn't you know?) and preparing a plate of treats for the jolly red elf and juicy carrots for his reliable reindeer. By the evidence left...
I'd say that Santa was hungry from his world travels. Reindeer teeth marks were even left on the carrots.

After the children were nestled all snug in their beds, Santa "elves" were busy wrapping the gifts Santa would bring. Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful circle of friends (including some Christmas angels from Freecyle)and family, our girls were very, very blessed this year.

The adults in the house (numbering 3) were awoken at 7:45 by four bright-eyed anxious children and we assembled around the tree for the opening of presents.

The unwrapping lasted a mere minutes in length only to be followed by precision assembly of children's toys. The day was filled with sounds of joy & laughter and our stomachs relished in the fixing of turkey and stuffing.

We awoke Christmas morning to not only evidence of Santa's visit to our home, but to a beautiful white dusting of snow. It snowed all day, leaving 7 inches of fresh powder. All the children decide that it was romp-worthy despite the cold. Bundled up in fleece PJs, snow pants, mittens, hats and coats, they voyaged out to make snowballs and angels. Returning indoors with rosy cheeks and requests for hot cocoa.

New Year's Eve we were traveling through snow and lots of wind, to the McLean family acres for a gathering. We made it through 60 MPH winds with lots of blowing snow, over a mountain pass as icy as a rink, to my parents house were aunts, uncles and grandparents were patiently awaiting. Soon, the living room floor was a fury of wrapping paper as Christmas, part duce, was in full force. Exclaims, laughter and joy could be heard throughout the house as Grandpa & Grandma surely spoiled! After a satisfying meal, a heated game of Cariboo was partaken by all the adults in the house. As the clock neared midnight, we all gathered around, the television to watch Carson Daly do the countdown, signaling, once again, that another year had past. Good riddance 2007, hello 2008! Resolutions, we're still contemplating, but there are sure to be a few. Meanwhile, as we look back at 2007, our blessing were many. We look forward to 2008 and what it may bring.

So, to all, I say, may 2008 bring you & your family much peace & happiness!
new year !


Judy said...

Love your Christmas pictures! And, I think I spied a gingerbread house tucked in your flickr photos! :-)

Glad you are back, safe and sound!

Anonymous said...

Happy Christmas faces - lots of love to go around - "over the river and thru the woods to grandmother's house we go..." or in your case over the mts. and thru the snow etc. Anyway, all had good celebrations - and a Happy New Year!

Gives me a warm feeling...Mary


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