It has been (once again!) the Best Christmas Ever! I have that straight from Travis, and I think he has it absolutely right!
Santa also brought the much-desired sock monkeys!
And I made sweet rolls. The kids aren't actually wild about them (although they are very good!),but they insist I make them. It is Tradition.
New slippers for Katie from my parents! Katie has wanted her own slippers for ages.
Totally awesome USB Mini Cooper from Darcy and Paul. It works (and it is So cute!)!
Travis thought the light spot was spooky. I post the picture just to tease him!
Katie got Books! Mountains of glorious books! Used from her parents, and crisp, clean new ones from her Granny & Paba. She will be reading happily for quite a few weeks!
And an external hard drive! Yum!
The turkey! My mom bought it, and it was a fresh one -- so good!
Installing new RAM.
I got mountains of lovely books too!
Katie's American Girl doll got a beautiful new outfit too!
The external hard drive! A whole TB in that little box!
And my baby brother is here!!! He showed up this afternoon with his kids "in tow." Well, except that they are in Spain. But they said "hi" to us and we said "hi" to them!
They even joined us for dinner! Sort of.
Harry. He likes to sleep in all the chairs, so they all have that nice coating of cat hair.
The dinner was really very good. Best turkey I can remember, and the stuffing was first class!
I love this one of my mom and Katie! My mom made the carrot cake and let Katie decorate it. It was So delicious.
The guys. I think Travis is showing them around Minecraft.
And, of course, we ended up playing Bananagrams! I actually won a game, which almost never happens -- a Christmas miracle!
It was a perfect day, and I hope yours was too!