Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Day

 Christmas Day we went to my parents' to have dinner and open presents. 

Pops was playing Santa Claus in his hat.  SG wasn't too sure what she thought of that.

She enjoyed looking at her presents. 

We had to give the new books a read.  This one is a lift-the-flap and it makes noise when you lift the flap.  What could be more thrilling?

A tiger flashlight and the light comes on when you squeeze his tail and he roars.  What little Tiger fan could be without one of these?

She tried to open presents, but after a tug on the paper she would move on to other things. 

Here she is relaxing and enjoying some of her new things.  She helped herself into the plastic bin, but Aunt Nay helped her get situated.

This is the fabulous feast that Mom prepared.  We had beef tenderloin, the wonderful potatoes, asparagus, my favorite salad, rolls, and a peppermint, red velvet cake (not pictured) for dessert.  It was simply heavenly. 
The beef tenderloin was so absolutely wonderful that I thought it needed its own photo just to be the star that meat really is at dinner.

The most magical thing started to happen in the afternoon, snow started falling.

We were amazed to see it falling on Christmas.  It's a Southerner's dream to have snow on Christmas.

It kept falling and it was sticking!  Isn't their house beautiful with the snow and the Christmas lights? 

It kept falling and formed a lovely little blanket that has only just melted away. 

We had a truly wonderful Christmas.  Sarah Graves handled all of the festivities so well and she was such a joy to be with.  It was fun to be able to give her toys and have her be able to play with them.  I am so thankful that we could be with family during the holidays and it made it that much more special. 

As much fun as it was, next year I am starting way in advance preparing for Christmas.  I'm talking wrapping gifts in October kind of prepared.  It takes a lot of time to do everything that I want to do and I had a lot of late nights and didn't even get to everything.  Still a lot of fun!

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