Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I have been busy today making fudge and baking cookies. Got some cheese dip in one slow cooker and little smokies in the other. Hubby, I , and the furbabies are enjoying a rainy Christmas Eve together. We have been watching Moonshiners on the Discovery Channel most of the day and can't wait till the 24 hours of the Christmas Story starts on TBS. We have done this for years, we turn every tv in the house on to the TBS channel and watch or listen to the 24 hours of the Christmas story. Just one of those silly traditions that started at least the last 10 years maybe longer. Hubby and I no longer exchange presents at Christmas, we buy what we need or want all year and we just enjoy spending time together at Christmas. Tomorrow will be spent with our niece and her family for Christmas. My children are spending Christmas with their significant others families, but that is ok. We love them and want them to do what makes them happy. We made a decision that hurt a lot of the family feelings when the kids were small. We quit going anywhere on Christmas Day. We told everyone we would gladly get together on Christmas Eve or any other time, but Christmas Day was family time. We would wake up way before the sun came up, opened gifts, cleaned up all the wrapping paper, made a big Christmas breakfast, and then the kids would play with their new presents and we would all take a nap LOL so, no hard feelings here this Christmas.

Enjoy your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Happy Birthday Jesus! Remember the Reason for the Season!
Lynn, Pebbles, Bella, Sarge, and Cocoa Puff


Debby said...

Merry Christmas to you and your husband and furry babies. We are the flexible parents here. Part of our Colorado kids were here today. They stay an hour away at my DIL's mom's house. They were all so relaxed here away from on the goingo on there, that they almost all fell asleep. I think it comes to a point that you need family time alone. And wow, a nap on Christmas is always a treat. It has been nice getting to know you this year.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Merry Christmas Lynn!!

Kim K. said...

Wishing you and your furbabies a very blessed Christmas, Lynn.

Karen said...

Merry Christmas Lynn
THANK YOU for your wonderful comment on my blog - I know people with animals understand.
I must say your family tradition sounds so similar to ours...we watched Moonshiners too!!
Oh and when our boys were about 3,4 and 6we decided to stiop going to the Christmas Day gathering with Doug's parents, aunts, uncles and toooons of cousins. Needless to say we were the black sheep of the family for years (only at Christmas
Our boys begged us every Christmas to stay home so they could play with their toys...we build up their excitement for weeks before Christmas and then yanked them away to be at who Evers house by noon.
Several of the boy cousins were envious of Doug for having the guts to pull away...they jokingly chided him for years about it..became a fun topic.
Well I didn't mean to go on but your post brought back that memory.

Have a wonderful holiday.

Sandy Camarda said...

I hope you had a lovely Christmas!We watched a lot of Christmas movies too. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sandy xox