My mom and our daughter were both ill so things were rather quiet this Christmas. We went to my cousin’s house for the extended family Christmas Eve celebration. That was at noon and I think there were perhaps 30 of us which, believe it or not, was on the “light” side as several were ill or just didn’t come this year. Those of us who made it had a very nice time together, though.
We then attended our church candlelight Christmas Eve service. I’ve been doing breathing treatments for asthma all week and wasn’t sure I’d be able to sing in the church choir. However, I got a little Christmas miracle and was much better that day. (It’s back now, however.) Lisa and Justin couldn’t be there but Chris and his very dear friend, Laura, attended with us. David ended up watching 8 children in the nursery (crazy story) but was able to join us just as we all lit our candles and sang “Silent Night”, which is my favorite part of Christmas every year. Afterwards we went home and had our usual grilled hot dogs for a late supper while watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. Yes, we have some odd traditions.
Here is a picture of our tree taken Christmas morning:
After we opened presents, I mixed up the ingredients for homemade waffles which David cooked in the old waffle maker which had been his grandmother’s. I also cooked some bacon while David squeezed some oranges for mimosas:
My PC was slowly dying so he bought me an Apple computer. We are still in the process of making sure everything is switched over the way I want it, thus I currently have two computers on my desk.
Chris really splurged this year and bought David and me The Beatles complete box set. We were overwhelmed! This is something David and I have each drooled over for quite awhile. All the music has been remastered and sounds incredible. Chris also loaded all 248 songs onto his computer and then onto each of our iPods.
As soon as Lisa is well we will have them over for Christmas #2. Hopefully I’ll remember to take a few more pictures that time!
I hope y’all had a wonderful Christmas!