Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wordful Wednesday - Heck Of A Christmas

oldest daughter, Shelby
 
Well, the holidays have come and gone.  And, to be truthful, I'm quite all right with that.  This time of year has been extremely stressful for me and I'm glad for the somewhat lighter load.  My mind has been preoccupied with my mom being in the hospital.  Even in the midst of all that's been going on, I enjoyed Christmas with my family and loved ones.

My six kids and brother-in-law
 
Because we are a blended family, the kids are generally elsewhere on actual Christmas day.  So Santa visited a couple days early and we celebrated at home.  We opened gifts, played Rummy, watched a movie, and ate popcorn.

Adam with the "coolest gift ever", a popcorn machine

The next morning we had homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast.  It's become tradition that every year Allyson makes them and we all eat them.

appetizer table
Christmas Eve was spent at my sister's house with extended family.  We gorged on food and opened gifts.
my husband and I stuffing our faces

If you know anything about 'A Christmas Story' you understand where the pink bunny suit comes in.  My 10 yoa nephew played the part of Ralphie in the bunny suit.

me, Logan, and Adam
 
Christmas Eve evening was spent going to church service, singing and praising God.
 
How did you spend Christmas?

3 comments:

Rebecca Orr said...

You have a beautiful family Terra! Glad to see you had a wonderful holiday!

Rhonda Gales said...

Happy New Year. Glad you were able to spend time with your family. Looks like everyone had a great time. Love the pink bunny suit, lol, A Christmas Story is my favorite holiday movie. I actually spent my Christmas in bed sick. We're extending the holidays in my family until mid-January, so we can exchange gifts. (Don't tell anyone, my tree is still up).

alissa apel said...

Your nephew in the pink bunny suit cracked me up! I just love A Christmas Story!