Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Week in Review

I don't know about you, but the last week was a rush to the finish. I didn't take the time to blog nor did I respond to your lovely comments or even leave a comment on the blogs that I read. We were blessed to have #1 son and his family here for 5 days before Christmas and also celebrate with the rest of the family, my mom and a few friends, over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Today, I am staying in my PJ's all day and just recovering. To top it off I have been fighting a bad sinus infection all the while trying to make a nice Christmas for everyone.
So today I give you our week of Christmas with a lot of photos and a few words.

After a day at Disneyland he just could not stay awake for our annual Strabuca (aka glamorous grannies and their families) family get-together. 

But he really liked his remote control car he received from the party.

My daughter-in-law arranged for she and her kids to perform a Christmas program at my mom's senior living facility.

My cute grand kids all dressed up for their uncle's wedding.

Cutest flower girls ever!

I finished the hoop ornaments for each of the grand kids.

Prepared our traditional Christmas morning breakfast (crepes) for our Faux Christmas morning with #1 son's family.

Saturday was Faux Christmas morning.
They love their new books.

and clothes

and Disneyland passes.

a jar of $1 bills put a smile on his face.

earphones bring a smile

and a funny t-shirt, too

all dressed up and ready to fly to her other grandparent's home.

a few last minute gifts finished.
This clutch, with a gift card tucked inside, was for #4 son's girlfriend.

Julianna's fabulous pattern made #4 son very happy.

Noodlehead's open wide pouch had a gift card inside for a friend's daughter.

Flowers arranged for the dining room table.

Scones and homemade jam delivered to the neighbors.

our tree at night

The cookie tray

Traditional Polish Christmas Eve meal of pierogies and mushroom soup

Mr. Romance and #2 son.

The pierogies were delicious this year and so was the soup.

new record holder, he ate 22 pierogies!

a friend made balloon hats for the kids.

Opening gifts

Opening their stockings 

my mom loves word search puzzles

Paul's new readers will help him read his new book

Excited about my new book

Our church looked so pretty and festive.

the tree and train layout

Christmas is coming to a close

We had fun

Our 6 year old grandson was so excited with his dad's reconfigured old iphone made into an ipod for him to play with. He had so much fun taking photos and texting us from the other room. So cute!
The end of a wonderful Christmas.

I hope your Christmas was a joy.
I look forward to 2013.
I have lots of projects planned.

I thank you all for your friendship, comments love and support.
I hope to meet many more blog friends in 2013.


Canadian Abroad said...

Great to see what a wonderful Christmas you had Di. I'm like you, I got so buried in things to do that I fell vbehind in emails, blog commenting and the like. But have been here seeing what you have been up to. You know how to do Christmas right - family and food, tradition and lots of love.

Leanne said...

Your family has the best times, something for everyone. Thank you for sharing.

Susan Snooks said...

Some wonderful new Christmas memories made! Lots of fun and tradition too ! (Scones-ah! I forgot to send you my recipes! I woke up thinking of them, now I read this! Sorry!)

Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane said...

Loved this christmas photo album of memories! Love that cute pink echino bag too. Looks like a wonderful Christmas!

Chase said...

You've been busy! A good kind of busy! Hope you are feeling better! It must be so fun to see everyone and hanging out together! We've eating.. and resting..:)

Katy Cameron said...

Good grief, no wonder you were worn out! It looks like everyone had a fabulous time, now enjoy your feet-up time, and hope you feel better soon!

Carla said...

Looks like fun was had by all. Love that square grand at the seniors complex. Looking forward to more posts in the new year.

Sarah said...

Looks like a lovely Christmas Di. Again, I love your beautiful tree! I love the quilting on the reindeer pillow. It looks like a growth pattern in trees, or bark. If you ever travel to Australia we could meet!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Stunning Christmas - I would not have expected anything less - hope you get over your sinus infection soon. Lovely last minute makes too. xxx

Annabella said...

Exhausting but huge fun by the look of it. Really hope you are feeling better Di - thanks for sharing such lovely images...your mum looks amazing.

Annabella said...

Exhausting but huge fun by the look of it. Really hope you are feeling better Di - thanks for sharing such lovely images...your mum looks amazing.

Geri said...

I would be worn out to preparing such a gorgeous Christmas for your family to enjoy! Well done Sister!! ♥♥♥ Mom looks great in those pictures.

Cindy said...

Looks and sounds like fun times at the Stanley house at Christmas. Looking forward to seeing what you are up to in 2013 and seeing you in NC in March! Happy New Year my friend.