Sunday, December 28

Some Christmas Highlights

Christmas morning was quiet at our house. Hubby and I opened our gifts from each other and then we relaxed until it was time to go to Michelle's for dinner. She had it at 2pm because hubby had to work and so did Jack.

The meal was great. There was turkey, mashed potatoes, lots of different vegetables, a cheese platter for before the meal, which included pickles and biscuits. There was pumpkin pie for desert and a huge plate of Christmas cookies. It was all delicious.

Here is a picture of three generations. Mom is in the light green sweater beside me. Michelle is in blue and Melissa in red. We are varying ages. Mom is 81, I'm 59, Michelle will be 40 in February and Melissa will be 33 in March.

Mom was very ill on Christmas Eve while at my sisters. She seemed to recuperate quickly and I think it was the same bug that I had early in December. Please keep her in your prayers.
This is Griffyn. He takes drumming lessons at the Native Center and loves drums of all kinds. Here he is playing the drums from the Rock Band 2 game that the boys got for Christmas.

Melissa had told me that Griffyn loves animal figurines. I found these ones still brand new in the package from when the boys were young, so hubby and I gave them to him for Christmas. He loved them.

This is Jordan with the DS Lite that hubby and I gave him. These were on the boys Wish Lists but they thought they were all bought up. They didn't know that Grandma had bought them way back in September.

Brandon with his DS Lite. These were Limited Edition and very special, so the boys tell me. That was their big gift from us. They were delighted.

I received a beautiful angel pin from Brandon and Jordan, two fairies from hubby, a water ball for my collection from Michelle and Barry, pictures of Griffyn and Tarryn from Melissa and Jack and two beautiful cardinal figurines from Mom. I will try to post photos soon.

Enjoy your week, stay safe and remember to do a random act of kindness. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. Brandon looks happy with his gift, it's nice to see smiles all around from your family...heartwarming. btw it's so neat that the little one gets into playing the drums - that's awesome. Praying here still for your mom.

  2. Looks like you had a really nice time my friend. Praying for your mom to feel better.

  3. It looks like a nice Christmas and I'm glad your Mom is feeling better. I have a Nintendo DS lite and love it. There are some games for it that even us older people like!

  4. All the photos are terrific. It sounds like a perfect day for everyone. I DO HOPE that your mom is okay tho, now!!! If she had what you and I had....I feel sorry for her. Hope she's stronger than I was and the bug goes from her system quickly!!!

    The boys look so happy that Grandma and Grandpa came through with their wish list!! How smart of you to get them early in the year. And the little one....he's just a doll y'know!!!! Fabulous photo of him by the drums. So, so sweet.

    Happy Monday Mary.

  5. Mary, it sounds like you had just a beautiful Christmas surrounded by loved ones. I'm so happy for you!!

    I hope your mom is feeling all better!

    The kids look as if they had a great time! Mine did too!

    Take care and God bless you!

  6. I got a DS last Christmas and have used it quite a bit. I keep at Brain Age in hope, but it may not be working. :)

  7. I had to look up, what a DS was. I am not with it. I have seen the Wii game advertised, the one with the guitar and drums.
    Most of my gifts were surprises, not on my list. I may have to go shopping and treat myself.
    I'm thinking we need a Wii. Also, I'm thinking Honey Bear needs a reader(like Kindle) so he doesn't have to read on the computer.
    Mama Bear

  8. How fun to see photos from your Christmas. How BIG Griffyn has grown in the past few months!
    Hugs and blessings,

  9. Love the pictures and thanks for sharing your Christmas joy. I must say I'm a little confused about Griffyn and the drumming.... Seems a bit young?

    By the way, if you remember my non-baking story, I did actually make fudge this Christmas and shared it with our neighbors, so they got eggs and fudge. I was proud to accept the challenge.

  10. Mary: Thank you for sharing your Christmas blessings! Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with Joy good health and lots of inspiration!
    hugs NG =^.^=

  11. I am so glad that ya'll had a good is good to spend time with family during the holidays.
    Love the picture of the generations...we do that with Mom too. ALthough I am ashamed to admit that I did not take my camera out this time around....don't know what was up with that. :)
    Love ya girl

  12. It's a smart Grandma who shops early enough to get those DS Lite. They were hard to find this year here too.
    Lovely picture of the three generations. How special it is to be able to have such a memory to hold on to. Hope your Mom is feeling better soon...take care...

  13. Looks like you all were blessed with a wonderful Christmas. Glad your mom felt better. Love the photo of the little one playing drums...

  14. I will remember your mom in my prayers Mary.

    It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas with your family.

    Mary I took some baking to the family down the street before Christmas, and I am so glad that I did. I got to meet a wonderful family.

    God bless.

  15. Rock Band 2 and Nintendo DS...Santa must have had a lot of them in his bag because some got dropped off here too. Glad you had a nice day.

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