Sunday, December 27, 2009

Was Santa Good To You?

On Christmas morning, when everyone finally wakes up...We gather in the family room (in our pajamas) to see what Santa put in our stockings. Yes...we are all grown-ups here, but this is still a fun tradition. Everyone in the family buys little surprises for everyone else and then sneaks around to put them in the stockings. (Last year the sneaking was a bit of a challenge for this Santa, due to the Sister Slumber Party Habit.)


No one knows who bought what...
so usually that mystery is part of the fun!
Christmas Dinner at Grandmas
A blizzard made travel...even in the city...a bit of a challenge. But thanks to hubby's new redneck pickup we all made it to grandmas for dinner.
The underage guests were responsible for serving the holiday cheer...
Grammy and Line relaxed in the Grandma recliners.










It would not be Christmas without Mashed Potatoes...



At the Christmas table...
The young generation






The elder generation...








The 'sandwich' generation...





The girls always helped Grandpa and Grandma pass out the gifts, and this year was no different.
What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?

6 comments:

Kathy said...

Wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Grandma J said...

What great memories.

Nancy said...

Loved seeing the fun time you and your family had! Our son is home from college; and our daughter and her hubby came on Christsmas day and stayed for the entire day. It was fun! We have my oven stew (son in law's fave. He'd be disappointed if I didn't have it!) and roast pork for sandwiches later on in the day. Also, salads and lots of goodies.

Have a great Sunday!

Nancy

Tangerine Kitty said...

The stocking idea sounds fun!!

Great photos too...

Busy Bee Suz said...

this looks wonderful. I am so thankful for the Redneck Pickup truck!!!
We still do stockings too..I think we ALwAYS will!!!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas Day was had by all. I LOVE Line's socks! We have to have homemade chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes and hot rolls. All the other dishes are just icing on the cake.