Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas 2012!

Oh, yes, we did have Christmas and it was both wonderful and sad.  Only sad in that we missed all our children and grands who weren't with us this year. Wonderful just because Christmas is a wonderful time of thanksgiving for the birth of our Savior!

We had a nice Christmas Eve service with children reading the Christmas stories and lots of singing.
After church we came home and had pizza.  I insisted we keep it simple this year!  
I did, however, have poppers so it may look like we had been drinking, but we really hadn't!  

Some friends came and celebrated with us.....they had never seen poppers before and may have confirmed in their minds that we are really crazy!  Mickey is holding up an unpopped popper.  

Since I've seen that I don't look so great in a crown, I no longer aim to be queen.

Superhero with his mama

Christmas morning, the Superhero cooks a big breakfast.  
Our son and DIL.

You know these two

David with Jack

Opening presents

Matt explaining to the dogs that they had no presents because they hadn't been nice this year.

After a short rest, we take our traditional dishes and go to my brother's home for more Christmas.  When any part of our family is in the house you are assured of a good crowd!  We weren't all here this year.

The sisters, yes I'm a middle child

My brother, the host

We do live in Florida, so the orange tree was full of oranges

Two of my greatnieces

My BIL who brought a very special gift this year....the FLU!  He didn't stay long and only a bunch few got the of the only years I have ever had my flu shot and I am so thankful!!  That's a nephew right behind him.  

My brother

Lots of visiting going on

And fun

SIL, Lois, hostess.....thanks for always having the gang over for a wonderful Christmas

Mama with my sisters

MIL and me

Tables everywhere

One of my sweet nephews is making a video of our family from the time mama and daddy started dating until present......we were watching the part of it he's completed.  We shed a few tears.  Mama's watching and probably had a lot of kids!

Hope everyone of you had a Merry Christmas and have the very best new year ever!


Cathy said...

Happy New Year!! We did have a good Christmas Day, and I think Mama enjoyed it!!

Auntie Bliss said...

Oh those oranges!!!!

Your mother in law is so young looking!
Happy new year to you too!!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Wow, what a wonderful Christmas you had ... so sorry that you didn't have all your family with you.

I love your kitchen!

Juli said...

Maybe you should wear a tiara instead. I know I look better in a tiara... it doesn't squish the hair. :)

Merry Christmas! (You look fabulous by the way!)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looks like all of you had a fun time. Happy New Year!!!


Katie and Beau said...

Merry Christmas! Love all the pictures. xoxo

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You had a wonderful Christmas. Being away from family for 24 years I do miss seeing all of them for the holidays. Love all the pictures and I believe that you would like yourself in a real crown with diamonds! Sorry about the flu, glad you didn't get it.