Sunday, January 1, 2012

Christmas, My Birthday and the New Year

Happy New Year!  I wish everyone a healthy and happy new year.  Yesterday I celebrated another birthday.  The years seem to be flying by fast.  I enjoyed all the calls from my family.   My grand kids in Georgia and in Portland both called and sang me Happy Birthday which made my day.  I was so lazy yesterday.  Marvin went and picked up lunch to go at the Olive Garden because I didn't want to get out. It was yummy.  BUT the diet is beginning this week. 

We celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve Day. They all arrived the night before so we had a houseful.     We missed our Georgia kids and grand kids but we were able to talk to them. 

Holly and Ricky enjoying a Dutch Brothers coffee in anticipation of the gift opening
Morgan opening her book.  We got all 4 grand kids this cute book that they can write inside all about them.  It is adorable.  It asks questions.  A great keepsake. 

Kayla modeling her tangled Rapunzel wig. 

Jeremy, Sara, Kayla and Morgan scratching their lottery scratch offs. 
Marvin is happy opening a new game with camaros.
and me getting so hugs. 
Later we enjoyed a good lunch of Ham, Cheesy potatoes, green beans and bacon, pistachio salad, and dinner rolls.

We played a few games and then Jeremy and his family left.  We played some cards and then we headed off to Christmas Eve service and to look at Christmas lights.

It was such a wonderful day that we were able to spend with the family.  We are so blessed. 

Next post will be on the gifts arriving from Georgia.



Sister Susie said...

Well not only Merry Christmas, but Happy New Year, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
It is so wonderful to feel the love when family is together! It looks like everyone had a blessed day! We did too! It is so joyful to celebrate our LORD by our family love for one another! It's so good to see your post!
Love to you and yours,

grammy said...

What a great celebration!!!
Loved all the pictures.
Happy Birthday!!!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi janet,
Happy Birthday girlie, and happy New Year too! So glad you had such a nice relaxed Christmas and Birthday, it is just such fun to all be together, isn't it!
and know the grandchildren make it all the better.........hubby was saying maybe we will be buying some toys next year!!
Scott and Megan are working on it.

Good to see you post hon, and look forward to getting back on schedule, have missed posting and people dropping by too.
Love and Blessings, Nellie