December 25, 2014
It's a gloomy, rainy day today.
We're not opening presents like most families are doing today.
There is nothing to unwrap.
The kids didn't even wake up early like they usually do.
There is nothing under our tree today -
no reason to get out of bed.
On Sunday, December 21, however, we awoke to a beautiful layer of snow on the ground.
We had a scrumptious breakfast of eggs,
sticky buns, fruit salad,
coffee and hot chocolate.
Then we unwrapped our gifts.
We celebrated Christmas early this year
because our family couldn't be
together on the 25th.
Kerry had to work
both Christmas Eve and Christmas day,
and she lives in Nashville.
And it just wouldn't be Christmas without her.
Kerry opened the felted replicas
of Ravioli and Fletcher, her two pets.
Adam was happy to get some good pens for correcting papers.
Reading glasses with built-in lights were the ideal gift for Vance!
I knitted a headband for Annie.
We moved to the dining room near the tree
for the rest of the gifts.
Since we don't have a lot of family around,
our holidays are usually
just our immediate family.
When all of the gifts were opened,
we worked on a puzzle together.
At the end, there were two puzzle pieces missing.
I had one. Kerry had the other.
We think alike.
We both wanted to put the final piece in.
So we decided to put them in at the same time.
Dinner was prime rib, twice baked potatoes,
carrots, brussel sprouts and rolls.
For dessert, Adam tried his new French Press coffee maker.
Annie brought home a carrot cake
from Cheezy Eddie's in Rochester
The day was complete with a fun game of rummy.
Adam needed a little help from Momo.
It was a beautiful Christmas day!
Last night, on the real Christmas Eve, we went to church,
watched Good Will Hunting,
and went to Vernon Diner at midnight for some junk food.
Today we will just relax.