Friday, December 26, 2008

Did everyone survive???

The Hustle & Bustle of Christmas that is?
While we have some time honored traditions we have had to adjust a few things this year due to having a DIL as well as a Grandson added to the festivities.
Christmas Eve we traditionally opened our Ornaments, I buy the kids one or two each year for their trees. I also get an item of clothing that is the same for everyone. In the past it was matching sweaters from Lands End, Union Suits from the Sock Company, one year I sewed matching boxer style shorts from an amazing vintage looking flannel. Then we try to get a group photo of everyone wearing their gifts. This year Tim & Britt had a Christmas Party to attend with her parents while we babysat Gavin & Jessica was heading to Gabes so the Long John photo didn't happen. Maybe next year!

Now my kids have usually let us sleep in past 7 at least however this year Harley woke me up before 7 after feeding & medicating all the pets Sahara woke up and wanted to open gifts well I couldn't say no so after only 5 hrs sleep we started Christmas.
Thankfully Jess & Gabe bought me a Starbucks Gift assortment so I had plenty of coffee to keep me going.

Gavin & Aunt Jessica

Tyler with his ornie

Sahara with her Ornie

Grandpa home with the Sushi & Sashimi making Gavin laugh

Brittany & Gavin Christmas Morning before she left for work

Great-Grandpa Art Rasmussen, Grandpa Larry Rasmussen, Gavin, Dad Tim

However you may celebrate, whichever traditions you hold dear I pray you had a BLESSED Christmas!

Blessings 2 U Friends


Rachael said...

What a beautiful Tree!
So nice to see you all looking so Happy too.

Neas Nuttiness said...

Tammy - your tree is soooooooo pretty! Gaven is looking pretty good too. Keep me posted "on the job front"! Miss you...hope to see you in April!