Our 2011 ornament. I have one painted every year by a super talented artist. This year it was great to be able to add another D family member to the gang.
Mother, Sissy, and Hadley, along with Dave's dad, brother and step-mother joined the boys and us at our house on Christmas day for a late Christmas lunch. Dave and his brother deep fried the turkey outside while I cooked inside, which consisted of a roast, popovers, roasted potatoes and other traditional side dishes.
Before everyone arrived Dave and I exchanged gifts. He often says I have a hard time saving my pennies. Perhaps this pink argyle piggy bank will make it easier.
Hadley sent us some beautiful flowers that were the perfect centerpiece.
Sissy and Hadley
The boys waited patiently for turkey or roast beef to fall on the floor. Unfortunately their daddy is a good carver and all the meat made it to the platters.
Mother, enjoying watching Hadley watching everything going on.
Even though Hadley was with us last year, I really considered this her first Christmas. I can't wait to be with her next year when she's walking and talking.
After everyone left and I cleaned up, I found Angus in his usual spot. He was SO sad on Wednesday when I took the tree down. He's been quite sick lately that I actually left the tree up two days longer than I normally do (that sucker normally comes down on the 26th- like clockwork) so that he would have a few extra days to rest in his favorite spot.
Thank you for your readership in 2011! I've loved telling my stories, sharing my pictures, and getting to know you all over the last few years.
I wish you all the best in the new year.