Sunday, December 31, 2006

Okay.. It's about time...

That I updated...


We had a good Christmas! We survived without my mom.. as I know that she would have wanted.

We are NOT the "wake-up at the crack o'dawn" family on Christmas. We actually make our kids eat Breakfast before we open presents! (oh, the horrors!) Normally we spend Christmas Eve at DH's family - and open exchanged gifts there. That always left MY family for Christmas Day. We'd have my folks over for breakfast, most often Belgian Waffles with Strawberries and whipped cream. Then we'd open presents with them here, and then go to their house later for dinner with the rest of my siblings and families. Since Dad is out of state this year, we did breakfast with just us, then had my siblings and their families over for dinner later. We also had my grandma come from the nursing home, and had a great time with her. I often think that "maybe THIS year will be our last with her.." but she keeps hanging in there! My brothers went and picked her up at the nursing home, and signed her out. The last time she'd left there was Thanksgiving 2005, when my mom last signed her out. So my brother was honored to sign under Mom's name.

The above pic is at the mall- near the carousel- where we had the obligatory ride after getting the "professional" pictures taken.. If I can find where we saved it, I'll post it later!

Happy New Year Everyone!!

14 comments:

Zombs said...

I smelled waffles so I came drifitng in....

Happy New Year! I love the picture!

Puffy said...

Great picture! We have a carousel at our mall, too. I'm glad that your Christmas went well for you. I always order Belgian waffles if I go out for breakfast or brunch.

*throws confetti and streamers. Blows New Year's horns*

Happy New Year!

Mom2BJM said...

Zombs- we got a Belgian Waffle iron for one of our wedding gifts - It was the BEST! (still is!) Then when the single girlfriend who gave it to us got married years later, we gave THEM one as well! We have a recipe with sour cream in it... yummy!!

Mom2BJM said...

Puffy, do you get fruit on them ? or just syrup?

Swami said...

Happy New Year, Mom! I'll read tomorrow - right now I am in hyperdrive.

Cygnus said...

Your kids are adorable!

Sounds like a nice Christmas, although I'm sure there were some awkward moments with your mom not there.

Our mall isn't big enough for a merry-go-round. It's barely big enough for stores! :-)

When we stay at a Homewood Suites, we lurve making Belgian waffles. :-9

mm said...
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mm said...

Your kids look like sweethearts! Such nice smiles!Thanks for sharing the pic, and Happy New Year!

(sorry, delete was me)

kim (weltek) said...

Beautiful kiddos! Those smiles can melt a person!

Glad you had a nice holiday. *smooch*

Swami said...

How nice that you brought your Grandma home for Christmas.

I used to make my kids wait until after breakfast too. Well, they could each open one thing - but the rest they had to wait for.

Mom2BJM said...

AND>>> we do new Jammies the night before, so they have them new to sleep in.

Puffy said...

Sometimes I get strawberries on my waffles, but usually I like just syrup. I don't like pancakes.

~Nutz said...

What beautiful, happy kids you have!

They don't look at all deprived for having to eat breakfast before the presents. *grin*

Sounds like your holiday was a good one... and that grandma needs to get out more often. {{{hugs}}}

Silvergirl said...

Happy new year!

I used to make homemade waffles every Saturday morning when I was a teenager living in my parents' house. I do make them occasionally now, but Christmas morning we always have raisin bread from the breadmaker. It always smells so nice Christmas morning.