We had a AWESOME Christmas weekend. As you can see from my photo collages, we took a lot of photos. These are a few of the highlights of our celebrations.
After a busy week of last minutes baking, sewing and shopping we enjoyed a relaxing Christmas Eve at our son and daughter-in-laws home. We went to early mass Christmas eve and then headed to their house for our traditional Polish meal of mushroom soup and pierogies. Jenny and Michael did a beautiful job of hosting and preparing for the dinner. Uncle Kaka gave the kids their gifts and we played Taboo. Lots of fun.
Christmas morning we picked up my mom and headed to Michael and Jenny's again where we got to see what Santa brought for the kids and then had a yummy breakfast of crepes, potato and ham casserole and fruit. After a short visit there we came home to do the last minute preparations for Christmas at our house.
We opened gifts with Kyle, Evan and his girlfriend, Lauren. No matter how old the kids get, it is still fun to shower them with gifts, especially gifts they asked for but did not expect to get. This year it was an ipad for Evan. He was so excited!
It's also fun to give a handmade gift. Each of the boys received a Dr. Suess Grinch Christmas pillow that I made from the scraps received in a giveaway. Hop over there and see what Jennifer got for Christmas!
Kyle and Michael were super tired and nodded off for a nap before dinner.
A last minute fix to Makenzie's slippers...I forgot to crochet the finished trim on one heel, oops!
Although this quilt is NOT a Christmas gift, we gave it to Michael as an early graduation gift from the Fire Academy. He has been dropping hints that it is freezing in Bakersfield, so he got his grad gift about 6 weeks early so he can stay warm and cozy on those cold, winter nights at the fire house.
This post is super long and I want to show you how I was spoiled too, but will save that for another day. I hope you all had a blessed time with your loved ones and that you will be able to relax now that all the preparations are through. I still have several gifts to complete this week. I gave myself some extra time because our eldest son and his family don't arrive until Friday.