Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas To All

Best wishes for a warm and wonderful Christmas.
I hope you are all enjoying this special holiday
with your family and friends.
I have not been online much, as it was the end of the school term so busy...busy...busy...
Here is review of our week of Christmas preparations.
Emily's last final was the 18th. Since then, she has been at home...being the 'stay-at-home' daughter. She has kept busy during the day baking cookies, shopping, & making dinner for us...who had work and school. This was delicious...it is Sausage-and-Mussel Spaghetti from my Rachel Ray magazine. It is one of her 30 minute meals and well worth the effort.






The dining table had been converted to a gift wrapping center for about 3 days. Do you think Lucy thinks that she is hiding and we can't see her??
Emily wrapped most of my gifts too...while Line enjoyed some after-school Party Mix.


On our last day of school, Emily was our delivery girl for my Advisory Group's pizza party. I have Sophomores...and the boys were eager to help her...need I say more?


And finally, home for the holidays. We are missing Amy, since she wasn't able to come. Isn't Skype the best?!



All this cooking, baking, cleaning, shopping, wrapping, decorating and socializing has been exhausting...




And Christmas eve...time for family to gather for worship services, good food and fellowship. We enjoyed Elegant Wild Rice Soup with other holiday appetizers.










Line had lots of fun packages from her family and neighbors in Norway.












Happy Christmas to All ... and to All ... a Good Night ...

8 comments:

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Loved reading about and seeing pictures of your holiday preparations. You have a beautiful family! Merry Christmas :0
Kim

Busy Bee Suz said...

your Christmas looks amazing...so sad that Amy could not join you though. I don't know if I will be able to handle those days...:)
Glad you are all well. I hope you have time to rest up now. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Looks like your Christmas preparations really paid off concluding with a wonderful time enjoying your family. Merry Christmas to all!

Michelle said...

Merry Christmas, my bloggy friend!

Kathy said...

Great pictures. Looks like a great time preparing for the big day!

Carol said...

Ah Natalie, I give you an A+ for a wonderful family and a wonderful time had by all. You truly are blessed to have such a loving family.
Carol

Willow said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time =) What wonderful pictures.
Prim Huggs n Blessins
TJ

Pam said...

Oh, it looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!