Monday, December 26, 2016

I Made It!

I made it through Christmas Day! 
This head cold has now settled in my throat and as of this morning, no voice!
But yesterday, what a fun time we had!
It started like this!
And ended like this!
The in between was chaotic but fun!
So many gifts!
Scout got blankets and a 'cell phone' that is in her hand (it's blue).  She would put it down to open another gift then go find it!
Her Minnie Mouse Sofa
(and Cheetos, this girl loves them)
A new purse with hair brush and other fun things.  Dolls, books and so many fun things I can't remember them all!
Last year she was such a baby but this year she got right into it!
Tiger was so excited!  He loves 'Thunderbirds' a British TV series from the 60's that he and his Dad watch on Netflix or Amazon.  It is about the Tracy family and the International Rescue's they do. They live on Tracy Island and this toy on Amazon was selling for as high as $200 but my smart Son In Law watched it and this past summer scored it for $30. (I just checked Amazon and today it's selling for $130). It was the highlight of Tiger's Christmas.
 He already had many of the space ships, characters and other things so this was just the best gift.  He also got PJ's, video episodes of the series and more space ships!
I got him a globe and a beginners Atlas that he will enjoy.  He is very curious about the world and always wanting to know where something is.  He also got clothes, hiking boots, a hiking stick, books and a marble maze.

I know we gave them a lot this year but my soul cried out for big Christmas
 and so it was! 
We had a breakfast of pigs in a blanket
That was enjoyed by all!
After Breakfast I went home to rest!
The Grands played with toys and then Scout took a nap.
Sara prepared the best meal and my Mom and I returned to enjoy it with them.
As hard as this Christmas was in many ways, it was also filled with Joy, Love and Laughter.  I am so blessed with this amazing family.

Wishing you JOY,



Chatty Crone said...

What is really nice is that you know you are blessed and appreciate it - that is what it is all about!
It looked like everyone had a great time.
Feel better.
Happy New Year.

Cozy Little House said...

What fun! But I wouldn't have wanted to be the one to clean that aftermath mess up! So great that you have your mom there for three generations.

Cheri said...

Hope you feel better soon...feeling icky is no fun.
Looks as though everyone had a good Christmas and I hope you feel better for the New Year.

Rebecca said...

Your day sounds full and satisfying. Happy you had children with whom to share Christmas Day. (I have a cold just like YOURS!)

Our day was more "adulty" but we enjoyed one another's company. Today is recovery day. The rain is falling hard, melting the snow away...

Mereknits said...

It looks like a great day Linda. Your photos made me smile. Now you need to take care of yourself and rest!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your pictures say it all! Looks like everyone had such a fun celebration together. I sure hope you're feeling better soon, Linda.

Vonlipi said...

That sure was a grand Xmas! The Grands look so happy!

Take care of yourself and rest.

Hugs Valerie x

Lynn said...

Looks like everyone had a great Christmas! Hope you feel better soon:@)

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! I'm hoping you're getting some rest and start to feel better soon. We've all been fighting the nasty colds too! Your Christmasing looks like it was so much fun. Just look at those darling little smiling faces! Isn't it grand with our babies? Rest and get well, sweet friend.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Susan said...

Holidays are getting tougher to get everything done! Retailers push too earlier and make me crazy. Our Christmas was quiet, but now the grands are here for a few days, it's merrier. Happy New Year and hope you're feeling better, XOXO

Diann said...

So glad you were able to enjoy Christmas with your family even though you have been sick! Looks like it was a wonderful Christmas!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Watching little ones open presents is a joy and paper all over the floor is the way it should be paper and gifts followed by a nice meal with those we love and care for

Vicky Hunt said...

What a fun and blessed Christmas! Having little ones around makes it so much fun! I am sorry to hear you are under the weather...praying you feel better soon. Have a blessed week!

Hugs, Vicky

Melanie said...

Looks like you had a really enjoyable Christmas with your precious grandchildren. Sorry you're still sick though. Hope now that Christmas is over, you can rest and relax a bit so you can get well!

Marigene said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling well, Linda.
The kids look like they had a wonderful Christmas...they are at such great ages.
Wishing you a very Happy Healthy New Year!

We are: Clamco said...

That looked like fun. I could almost hear the crinkling and tearing of wrapping paper.

Susan said...

So happy for you, Linda. Despite the wretched cold, at least Christmas was blessed. The kids are adorable. Thanks for your visits! Susan

Junkchiccottage said...

So sweet to see your family having such fun all together. Hope you feel better.
Happy New Year. Wishing you a new year full of great health, happiness, joy and great new adventures.