Nathan, Lisa, Elena and Jillian came for brunch. We read books, played with toys and tried on new snow hats. (Jillian was not that fond of hers.)
) Rusty and Cara and family came for the afternoon and evening. Bethany, Leah and Anna read books, played with toys and tried on new hats. Dinner was prime rib this year with the traditional Christmas sides. Ben, you missed your special sweet potato casserole. We had Nanny's Christmas angelfood cake for dessert.
Top row: Olivia in Princess Leia Halloween costume Dean at Fetty Holiday festivities (Charlotte just behind) Nathan holding Jillian and Lisa with Elena Rusty and Cara at Thanksgiving Second row: Charlotte and Elena in Pop's vibrating chair Jillian and Bethany cracking each other up Anna at home on the occasion of Bethany's blessing Charlotte looking cute Third row: Dean, Olivia, and Elena making Pop Fetty's B'Day cake Grant having breakfast at Nana's house Marian holding Charlotte and Matt holding Grant with Dean and Olivia in front Miss Leah in fancy hat Bottom row: Susan and Ben out and about Evelyn and Lynn on Mt. of Olives, Dome of the Rock in background Lynn among the excavation of old Roman city in Israel Lynn reading on beach at Rodanthe, little town on North Hatteras Island
We got the refrigerator through the diningroom door and into place. The stove went into it's spot too. Because we went with keeping the old cabinet over the microwave, we ended up with an 8-inch cabinet left over. I think it's going to go up under the current one next to the stove. You can see the end of it in the pix of the stove. We have to get Michael to make a finished surface for the end that shows before we put it into place. I've been knitting like crazy. While shopping for yarn atEleganza, a local LYS, I saw a knit hedgehog and fell in love. They had copies of the pattern there so I got one and had one done in a day. I'll make more the correct way with wool and felt his face and body. I'll post more pictures as I get them done. Got most of the Christmas shopping done; ordered from Amazon.com. Now if it just gets here in time. I've eliminated 12-days-gifts this year - sorry, kids. With all the hubbub of the kitchen, I just didn't get it done. Next year I'll start earlier. I think I'll do what Lisa did this year with my Christmas cards and write the newsletter (abbreviated) computer written in the card, stamp the front and TaDa - - - done! I'm planning to start Christmas cookies today and make 2-3 batches each week to freeze for plates of cookies for HT, VT and neighbors. Besides it makes the house smell good. ;)