Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmas 2010

We had a lovely, peaceful and quiet Christmas right here in our house in North Carolina.  That's the first time we've ever not traveled to spend Christmas with one family or the other.  We'd made the decision this past summer that we were done traveling for awhile!  It was nice getting a real tree, and waking up in our own house Christmas morning, listening to Christmas music and watching the girls open their gifts.

On Christmas evening, Tim's mom and sister Karen flew into New Bern, and we all had the most delicious ham dinner ever, and then delicious tiramisu layer cake afterward (thank you, Tim!).  I don't normally eat an entire piece of any dessert, but I made an exception for that one.   After that, there were even more presents to open.  They stayed until the morning of the 30th.  The little girls were in heaven, having them to play with all those days.  And for me it meant, besides nice company, a few days of not hearing, "Mama.  Mama.  Mama.  Mama.  Mama.  Mama!"

Not too many pictures turned out, but here are a few:
Delaney frosting cookies with Tim on Christmas Eve
Dressed up for Mass on Christmas Eve.  I couldn't get Delaney to stop goofing around and take a nice picture.
Back home, waiting to Skype with Grandy, Papaw, and all the Schlossers
On Christmas morning, Delaney goes for the biggest gifts first.  One is a play kitchen for them to share.
The other is a cozy coupe!  The two of them fought viciously over it for the first few minutes of gift unwrapping.
I couldn't wait for Delaney to open those dinosaurs!
Delaney and Auntie Karen playing with Play-Doh.  They did all kinds of crafty fun stuff at this table.
Annie snuggles up with Grandma for a story.

And then it was over, just like that.  Grandma and Auntie Karen went home, and another round of crud came through our house.  A year is gone and another one has begun and it promises to be a crazy (but mostly good) one.  Happy New Year, everybody! 

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