Over the years we have had many different kinds of Christmas’s..
Some were very noisy and others have been quiet..and then there were those busy ones filled with family and friends..
Things have changed in the past few years..some friends have moved away, while others have parted ways..and some we just don’t see anymore..
This year is one of those different kinds of Christmas’s..a wee bit sad..but we will persevere through it..
Carlie had made other plans over the holidays so we had an early gift opening on Monday night..
..just a ‘few gifts’..
..Oliver waiting to pounce on the wrapping paper..
..all the ‘early gifts’ unwrapped ..and so ends ‘phase one’ of our Christmas 2013.
Christmas Eve, Carlie left in the afternoon, so Doug and I headed out for some Chinese Food..and then a quick tour of the some Christmas lights..
..Christmas morning we had a late start..no ‘little kids’ here to wake us up early..
the four legged ‘kids’ were busy just ‘lazing around’..
Can we open the presents NOW???
Oliver and his new ‘toys’..
..a new ‘Frisbee’ for Tucker and some new ‘bowls!’
..this was my ‘haul’…
..and Doug’s pile of gifts..
..our annual Christmas breakfast..
Oliver in his festive Christmas ‘ribbon’..
Doug got his new ‘coffee station’ all set up..
before long it was time to get organized for dinner..
..and the no longer ‘frozen’ lump in the fridge..the Turkey is ready for the oven..
Breast side up?
or Breast down?
Table is set..just for two..
..the house is slowing filling the smells of a turkey cooking..
We had a ‘happy hour’ drink courtesy of a gift from Ron and Karen..
..and three hours or so after being put in the oven, the turkey is ready!
…the side dishes prepared and we were sitting down to eat just before 6:00
..a glass of wine or two..
….dinner was delicious and the plates were ‘cleaned up’ in no time!..
Feet up on the coffee table, finally..
..and ‘PO in a Bow’ making his presence known on the back of the couch..
..love you ‘Momma’..
..so as our Christmas 2013 draws to a close..it may have a been a ‘different’ kind of Christmas this year..but it was still filled with love, food and good company and for that I am most thankful!
Here is hoping that all my ‘peeps in blogville’ had a lovely Christmas surrounded by family and friends.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a ‘good night’!