We had Christmas dinner at our house Christmas night. Matt and Mary came down from Mo, Ned and Kelly came down from Tn and mother and daddy came over. I had never cooked the bird before and I'm pleased to say he turned out great!! The dressing was delicious (if I do say so myself) mother brought a ham and sweet potatoes, Kelly brought strawberry pretzel salad and made homemade mac & cheese and Mary brought homemade sweets! It was all fabulous. After dinner mother and daddy opened their gifts. After we visited for a while I started cleaning up, Ned and Kelly took Gran and Papa Tom home and the guys went out to feed the multitude of horses we have aquired. (that is a whole post in itself) About 9:30 we started opening presents. This is a long ordeal at our Christmas as we go one at a time starting with the youngest to oldest in rotation. I'll just tell you I hit the jackpot. Winter coat, "chaps" vest, necklace, warm robe, water pitcher and more...... Just when I thought we were through Kelly handed me and Dan each a sweat shirt and said unfold 'em at the same time. We did, mine said "just call me Grandma" !
I don't even remember what I said or did, they say I cried. If I did, I gurarantee you they were tears of pure joy! We are excited beyond words!! The baby is due in early August and I know Ned and Kelly will be the best parents ever!
The weekend flew by ( maybe because my feet never touched the ground) and we all had a ball. We monogrammed all day Friday on the Christmas gifts for the kids that Dan and I didn't get done before Christmas. We monogrammed Sat. morning and Sunday morning. We went to a barrel race on Saturday, Mary was the big winner! I hit barrels but I didn't care because I'm gonna be a grandmother!!
Of course I have shots of my favorite folks at Christmas! Enjoy!
Papa Tom & Gran
Mary & Matt
Ned & Kelly