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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas to all our friends and family—we’ve had a great day.  Last night as I was pursuing Facebook up pops this photo:

my familyThis is Janna’s entire immediate family along with some folks from Amsterdam!!  Made me cry I loved it so much!! 

This morning I finally got to open what I’ve been waiting for—my new Retina iPad mini!!  My cowboy was very good to me!!  Now I just have to figure out how to make the thing work!  Had to ask Jill tonight, “where’s the trash can for deleted emails??”  There isn’t one I take it, you have to “move” emails to the “trash folder.”   We opened the gifts sent from Arkansas—I will take some photos in the next couple days—my relatives outdid themselves! 

After opening gifts we donned our boots, coats, hats and gloves, heading up the hill for a good walk in the snow. 

This afternoon we were invited out to Jeane and Steve’s for Christmas dinner.  There were 17 of us—Jeane and Steve’s children, grandchildren, in-laws and friends.  We had a spectacular time—Jeane and her assistant cooks produced one awesome dinner—beef tenderloin to die for, potatoes, homemade green bean casserole--every bite was delicious!!  Jeane has such great taste, setting two beautiful tables so we could all sit down.  IMG_9624

After dinner and before dessert we played a White Elephant/Dirty Santa game—I haven’t laughed that hard in so long.  We were all asked to bring a gift, we each drew a number and the person drawing number one opened the first present of their choosing.  The person drawing number two either stole the first present opened or chose another gift to open.  With 17 people, there was a lot of gift stealing, laughter and jokes.  We had a ball!!  The gifts ranged from Duck Dynasty slippers:

IMG_9634to wine glasses complete with the bottle of wine.IMG_9631The Duck Dynasty slippers were stolen several times as was the beautiful blanket my cowboy opened but didn’t keep long!! 

IMG_9615Jill, Jeane and MichaelIMG_9618Pepper the new puppy who found Jill’s jeans quite tasty.

IMG_9619Randy, Jeane’s daughter Jordan and her daughter PJ.

IMG_9625IMG_9629Hilary and Avery—Jeane and Steve’s daughter-in-law and newest grandbaby.

On the way out to Jeane and Steve’s we dropped by to visit with Nat taking him some fresh baked cookies and letting him have the pleasure of Emmi’s company for the evening! Smile

It has been a wonderful Christmas—here’s hoping your Christmas was wonderful too!


  1. What a wonderful Christmas !!! Loved the thought and the signs your family sent in the photo .... That was cleaver.... Janna, you do such a great job of identifying everyone in the photos at the Christmas dinner...your friend's home was decorated with such a flair.... Thanks again for sharing and MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!

  2. looks like you all had a great Christmas Day! what a lovely home to celebrate in!
    enjoy the new ipad!

  3. Sounds delightful. I so agree with you, Life IS good!!

  4. What a great time! I love doing the White Elephant game.

    How sweet was that to send Christmas wishes with that wonderful photo:)

  5. It looks like you had a fantastic Christmas. I love the photo from your family and I would have cried too.

  6. That picture of your family is just so great. Glad you had such a wonderful day with your friends.

  7. I got a new iPad too, but not the fancy Millenicom Mini, it looks suspiciously like the one I got Brenda for Christmas last year that she never used. Sure am glad I buy first class presents. Love the family pic and your friends house, since we have been in there it always seems like we are just back for a visit when your blog takes us there again.

  8. I loved the pic of your family...I can see why it would make you teary!! Looks like the rest of the day was wonderful too!! Merry Christmas to you both!

    1. Ditto! You'll love your new iPad once you figure out a few wrinkles and tricks.

  9. Alright! You finally got your hands on that awesome iPad. I'll be curious to get your take on it once you've gained some familiarity.

    Wonderful family photo, Janna! And that Christmas dinner seemed about as perfect as could be.

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