Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Day at Our House

Stockings on the couch

Slide whistle

Daddy reading Christmas story from Luke 2,
as he always does on Christmas day,
and always in this rocking chair.

Two elves

Family portrait by the little elf

Looking at pictures on camera

A traditional present for Dad -
turkey joint candy from Rome, New York
where his mother grew up

Rachel gets the prize for wrapping beautifully

So I ordered a book on Amazon for myself
and gave it to Thad to wrap as a present for me.
So this is how he labeled it. 

The book, unwrapped

Our colorful trash

Grandson #1 is happy with the board book

Grandson #2 as chill as ever

Playing "Throw the marshmallow through the wreath"

Zebra stripes

We didn't have an extra person
to take our family portrait
so we put one end table on top
of the other, and put the
camera on self-timer

Mom, Dad, 7 daughters, 3 sons, 2 sons-in-law and 2 grandsons

After a big dinner of roast beef, chicken, and all the trimmings,
how can there possibly be room for Christmas brownies,
chai cookies and apple pie with whipped cream?

Making wassail -- and this is a very typical "caution"
note from my husband.  He is amazing in the kitchen
on holidays, keeping everything on schedule
and cleaning as we go.
Reading the Bible she got for Christmas
is a good way to end the day.
Jesus is who Christmas is all about!

Merry Christmas to you!
Virginia Knowles

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  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family, too! Your family photo gets a little larger each year...what a blessing! May you be blessed with His abundant grace and love this coming year!

    Blessings ~


  2. Merry Christmas, looks like you and your family have had a great Christmas!

  3. Looks like you had a wonderful family Christmas. Your grandson #2 reminds me of one of our grandsons.
    : )
    May God give you and your family a wonderful 2013.

  4. Love the fun and pictures and cookies!! Belated Merry Christmas and thanks for linking up with me over at WholeHearted Home this week again.


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