A mostly picture essay with just a few words thrown in to explain the pictures that were taken of our laid-back, no-fuss, easy-going, unexpected illness-kept-us-home Christmas… featuring, my very own little family.
Our Christmas Crackers
A2, A3, A1 and my DH looking thoughtful
Our tree sports a decidedly Starboard list, but it’s just the way the trunk grew near the top.
One of the lovely ornaments Helena made for our family
Finnish Christmas Gnomes. The two on the ends are new this year.
The stockings were hung…
World’s ugliest Christmas sweater
Christmas teapot given to me by my late mother-in-law, Christmas 1992.
My DH displaying Londo Malari and G’Kar from Babylon 5. Please note that these are action figures, not dolls!
A1, who did not want her picture taken.
This year everyone went overboard when it came to my gifts. I asked for, and received a new can opener. It is perfect and just what I wanted!
In addition, I got an owl drawing from A2,
a chocolate frog from A1 (it included a Rowena Ravenclaw card), and
A3 bought me a reading light to go with the new Kindle that my DH decided that I needed. There are so many free books! It’s amazing!
Original holiday plans included staying home on Christmas Eve, waking up Christmas morning for breakfast and present opening, then watching the Disney World Christmas parade. A1’s cheer team recorded a performance for the parade earlier in December. After the parade we were to drive out to the beach to spend the next few days with my parents. Unfortunately, my DH awoke not feeling well. As the morning elapsed he felt worse, rather than better. We were unable to discern A1 from among the sea of performers in the parade, but a friend recorded it and we may be able to find her if we pause it. My DH ended up back in bed and when I called my mom she was sick as well. Hopefully we can meet up with them before the new year. I hope that everyone enjoyed a peaceful holiday with friends and family.