Sunday, December 26, 2010
Christmas Is For Family
What a whirlwind the last few days have been!
Got to love this time of year. We turn into different creatures, full of energy and rearing to go!
Guess that's what makes Christmas so special. We find time for friends and family and have quality time with them.
Just a sampling of photos from our Christmas, starting with Christmas Eve which was held at my Dad's house. Close to 30 of the clan were there and it went very smoothly mainly due to my sister, Paula. This gal has boundless energy and always has time to do whatever is necessary to make a get-together successful.
Considering the number of people there, it wasn't that crazy like it used to be. Guess everyone (nieces and nephews) is growing up now....only two young kids there (great nieces).
Christmas was quiet in our house this year. We got up around 8 A.M. and had the obligatory breakfast (my favourite meal of the day!).
After we ate we opened a few gifts.
We decided to have Christmas dinner here for a change. We had always (for years) been invited out to Paula's place but declined this year to do something different.
It worked out well actually. We ate around 1 P.M. and had a huge meal with about seven vegetables!!
Today we had company before noon. We were 'ready' for them as Paula 'warned' us she and her husband would be here and their daughter Jami and her husband Dustin and dog Fenway were on their way from northern Nova Scotia and were heading to our place first!
We got up at 7 and ate....told you, we'd be crazy(er) without breakfast! Cleaned the house like nobody's business in no time flat and sat and waited for them.
I had also been busy making up something for them for lunch. Luckily there were a couple tins of frozen lobster I had especially for Christmas. Made a batch of Ron's Mom's mayonnaise.....presto! Along with freshly made cranberry sauce, it made for a nice chunky spread on crackers.......with raw veggies.
I just love my sister's family! We are close and always have been. She has always made a point to include us in her kid's upbringing. Jami is the oldest and has a younger sister Meghan and a younger brother Matt. It's the closest thing Ron and I have to having kid's of our own........we have spent a lot of time with them since they were infants.
I truly believe Christmas is for family. Time to re-connect where necessary and maintain what has already been established.
Now to extend this 'great feeling' throughout the rest of the year......imagine the positive effect on this world of ours!