Anne and Bradleigh bought the same knitted pony-tail hat for each other!
Hard hat for John with lots of personalized stickers
We spent some time recalling some favorite or memorable Christmases/gifts
Theresa: 1958 when my Mom was in bed with Rheumatic Fever and Santa Claus delivered gifts to all eight kids, including new handmade clothes for all the dolls. We kids got to decorate the tree and thought it was gorgeous with spray-on snow!
Duane: 1980 - one of the first Apple computers!
Anne: Sizzler's hot wheels track
Karen: Tears to go along with the gift of Tree Crabs
Bradleigh - Laughter and giggles opening the thrift store gifts
Jake: The fake gifts hidden in IPAD and IPhone boxes
Colin: No way to fake the Hockey Stick gift
And, we piled non-perishable food into a huge gift bag and donated it to the local food bank to remember those in our community who are hungry.
Next year we may have to insist that we wear our T-shirts and hats to our party!
Duane spent time trying to get cute pictures of the dogs, Odie and Boomer
I love Christmas morning at my house, watching the family open their gifts for each other! They come up with the best ideas, such as a case of toothpaste for Duane
Odie socks for Colin
Colin got super excited about an old fashioned keyboard, one that makes clicking sounds!
New doorbell device to call the family to dinner!
And I got a lovely heart indicating I'm the World's Best Grandma! It doesn't get much better than that! Feeling grateful for the best gift of all - my sweet family!