Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Well Christmas has come and gone. I hope everyone had a wonderful one.

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 tree

beautiful roses from my hubby

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


Donna said...

Looks like fun was had by everyone! And after all the food I feel like I've gained 5 pounds just reading it. LOL! I hope Santa was really good to you too. Any crafting goodies under the tree for you? Here's wishing you a wonderful New Year in 2011!

Myrna said...

You looked like you had a marvelous time with your family.
I am so glad you are part of my blogging world as I love your work.
Have a wonderful New Year.

lady Anne Howard said...

Hello Valerie,
Your family Christmas looks just as I imagined it would be, looks like everyone had a good time. I did take a couple of photo's on Christmas day at my daughters, I will try and put them on my blog for you to see...
Happy New Year dear friend...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx