On Christmas Eve day, about noon, it began snowing here. The roads weren’t bad, however, so as the family joined us during the day and evening, the driving conditions were not hazardous.
Bruce’s daughter Stacy and her family visited in the afternoon.
|Stacy and hubby Mike|
|Grammy (me) and Hunter|
|Grandpa reads to Remi|
|Hunter likes to play Grandpa’s Workshop on my iPad|
|Remi likes to “read” too|
|Hunter the Red-Nosed Cute Boy (isn’t that vest darling?)|
Then in the evening of 24 December, my three kids and their families joined us for dinner and presents.
|London pets Boomer while cousin Easton and Grandpa look on|
|Kim, Lauren (DGD) and son Ryan|
|Kim, Lauren, Ryan, Easton and Ron (daughter Meg’s husband)|
So, I grabbed a brush and scissors and when no one was looking, brushed London’s hair and chopped off about 4-5 inches off the back, even-ing it out in back to a cute, curly bob. Everyone was astonished that I would have the nerve, then they laughed and applauded. Shane was grateful, especially that I had done it without consulting him (plausible deniability) so Heather couldn’t get mad at him. My daughter Megan put it on her Facebook, saying it will go down in family lore. :-) Now, London looks pretty again, and she knows it!
Christmas Day dawned bright and clear; a perfect picture day.
We had already seen and exchanged gifts with all the local family (who were now off to other parents and in-laws), so Bruce and I had the day to ourselves. Bruce’s Christmas present was a new laptop computer with touch screen that he’d ordered and received a couple weeks ago.
So, it was my present from Bruce that was the highlight of the day:
Here’s a better shot of the Certificate of Compliance so you can read it. He has quite a sense of humor, that boy!
So, as you can see, Bruce did certainly meet his compliance requirements. The chips were eaten on Christmas Eve, the Bud Lite (aka SWILL) is still sitting in the ‘fridge because we don’t drink Bud.
And the $100 gift certificate, you ask? I used it for the down payment of this:
|The Sewing Machine of my dreams|
Anyway, my Bernina is on layaway, and will not actually be paid for until after DS Ryan and Kim (see pix above) get married in June. We are joining them and the family on a cruise to the Bahamas, and then several days in Florida, where they will get married on the beach. Then we will all visit Disney World, etc. Bruce and I are also visiting our friends Carol and Woody while there. So, there are other priorities to pay for first.
And speaking of paying for things, hehe, I am having a year-end clearance sale in my Etsy shop (link on sidebar). Everything is 20% off, even the clearance items. Just type in the code GOODBYE2012 at checkout, and you will receive your 20% off. (and if you mess it up, I will do the refund manually). This offer is good through 31 December 2012. I hope you will stop by and take advantage of this great deal!
Wishing you and your family a bright and beautiful New Year 2013, and safe travels over the Holidays.