My family starts our celebration Christmas Eve. It’s always been our tradition to have it then as we’re a blended family. As the kids got older it was comforting to us to know they’d be home Christmas Eve, then spend Christmas day with their ‘other’ parents.
So this year my oldest son Matt, youngest son Mark and his family and my stepdaughter Tracey all came home. This year Tracey’s boys Alex and Thomas were with their dad...we sure missed them. And stepson Steve and his family weren’t able to make it down either and they were missed too.
Christmas morning was lovely, because as Tracey didn’t have the boys she stayed overnight with us. After she left to go home we headed to my older sister Lyn’s for a lovely ham lunch and a visit with her daughter and grandchildren. After that we went to my youngest son Mark’s home for Christmas dinner. And oh my what a lovely dinner they prepared. There was turkey, ham, prime rib, awesome potatoes, lots of vegetables and pumpkin tarts for dessert.
Santa was very good to all of their children. I spent part of the evening having a tea party with my little granddaughter Madison. She got a cleaning set with broom, dustpan, mop and sponges and had a grand time sweeping up after dinner, LOL!
On Boxing day my darling hubby made a great roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings. Tracey and her boys, Alex and Thomas along with my son Matt joined us.
Here are some wonderful photos I took over the weekend.
Our Boxing Day
Tracey, Thomas & Alex
Tracey & Thomas
Our Christmas Day
having tea with Madison
Madison loves to clean
playing with Uncle Matt
playing with Yogi
Seb is really Awesome!
Our Christmas Eve
almost everyone around the table
Madison enjoying her dinner
having a cuddle with Gramma
Madison having some juice (daddy's in the background)
Rachel (Seb in the background)
Kassandra with her gift
Jesse with his gift
Mark & Rachel have 2 new fur babies, on the left is Abraham, a Lab and on the right is Yogi, an English Mastiff