Thursday, December 24, 2009

And so it goes...

Tonight we started the evening off with 4:30 pm candlelight service, it was lovely, and made me cry...



The four of us managed to get to church on time to actually get a candle to light, the four of sang hymns together.....it was lovely. Even in a near blizzard.

The wind is feirce, as is the ice, and the snow cannot seem to make up its mind.

Made it home to make oyster stew, which both children actually liked, although it was RICH indeed. I made a small relish tray, put out olives, pickles out, everyone got fancy wine glasses to drink out of. The collective toasted God.

It was wonderful, and makes me tear up ....

OK enough lady, go finish wrapping gifts, make a breakfast casserole, and clean up this mess.

Grammie sent pajamas, and in keeping with tradition, I let the kids open pajamas on Christmas Eve. She sent 2 pair per child, little button up coat type pajamas that I love soooo much. We are not leaving town, because of blizzard conditions, but i do wish MIL was here to share the holidays with us...

Every year we call her as soon as I perch on the sofa so she can hear the children open gifts!

6 comments:

Jerry in Indiana said...

Have a very Merry Christmas! Stay warm!

jck said...

So glad you have taken some moments to truly enjoy the day!
Merry Christmas dear lady, to you, the hubby and the Collective (and the pup!)!
Be warm!

vw bug said...

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!

GaMongrel

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas

Bou said...

Merry Christmas!