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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Presents!

Good morning,

These are the images that are always so much fun to take and to have in years to come. 
Aunt Carol, friend Bill, our son, his wife, and their six children were here for Christmas Eve dinner and presents, of course!

Our daughter, Catherine, made and served a fantastic dinner, then it was (finally!) time for presents!
Sadly, our oldest son and family were not able to travel to Cincinnati this year.  Perhaps next time.
 As I took these pictures I mentioned how funny it seemed that everyone was squeezed into about one third of the living room because that is where the tree and the presents were!
 Santa had some pretty good communication this year so everyone got what they wanted for Christmas.  :) I asked Santa for knitting needles and I got them!
 Even Penny and Erik received gifts. 
 They had been sniffing presents under the tree, but didn't touch until we gave them theirs.  Of course, they already knew which ones were theirs.  They are so cute when we tell them they can open their presents!
 We all had a fabulous time! 

 Does anyone else chuckle when you think of how long it takes to wrap all of these presents compared to the few minutes it takes for them all to be opened?  It is so worth it!

All the best,
Lois

16 comments:

VP said...

You are lucky, these pictures are lovely. No young kids in our family now...

Happy Days said...

Oh my gosh yes!! Spending time to make each one different somehow, with different colored ribbon, and twirls, and then "Poof"!! Torn open in nano-seconds!! Looks like a fun household! Barney loved his presents too!! Cute photos!! Fun to see other's Christmas photos!!...debbie

Jan n Jer said...

Oh The joy of opening presents...its just the anticipation of the whole thing! Looks like a wonderful time with family!

Nedra said...

Children make for the most wonderful Christmas mornings! Looks like you had a great Christmas.

Honey at 2805 said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day!

Your cabbages look terrific too!

grammie g said...

HI Lois...It is like birthdays and baby shower ...anything that involves gifts lol
My grandson goes from one to the other and OVER...them he starts the process of seeing what he actually has lol!!
Thanks for showing your family pictures, I enjoyed!!

Grace

Maple Lane said...

Very sweet pictures! It is also funny how much MORE paper there seems to be after it is wadded up!!!

TexWisGirl said...

love those sweet pups! so glad you and yours had a nice Christmas!

Montanagirl said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! Isn't Christmas fun?

Bob Bushell said...

The dogs certainly enjoyed themselves, it was worth every cent.

NixBlog said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! Love the photos of the dogs opening their presents!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Opening presents is fun, the anticipation of opening them is more fun. I'd almost leave them wrapped and enjoy the tension.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Christmas looked like a fun celebration at your house for adults, children and dogs. Happy New Year to you and Kjell from Grenville and myself.

Elaine said...

A lovely Christmas Eve! It is amazing how quickly all those beautiful wrappings are demolished.

karen said...

oh yes!!! the unwrapping is so much quicker!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas...xx

Quay Po Cooks said...

Sorry I have not visited for so long. So now I am catching up on your posts:D Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas eve with your family. We spend our Christmas eve with a close friend and his family and they came to spend Christmas day with us:D Opening presents is fun and the seeing my love ones opening the presents I bought them is even better.