Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

Oops... I accidentally deleted this one and so now it's first. Still gives you an idea of our Christmas events....
Jackson Brown was sleeping while we were opening gifts...a little too much excitement for him and he didn't want to miss anything. Too funny!!

Hubby, Mack, Jackson Brown and me...


Table is all set for brunch Christmas morning. I made "french toast egg bake"...a new recipe and very good. It has 1/4 cup of maple syrup in it!!! I also serve mimosa's. After we eat...it's time to open gifts....




Chopper guarding his new toy and in his new "hoodie"....



Aaron with some new tools...





Aaron found the pickle in the Christmas tree :) I hide it each year and the one that finds it get a little prize!!!

After we opened all the gifts...off to my Mom's for lunch and more gifts....That is where Kailee had her big gift...




Kailee opening her American Girl Doll and these pictures tell it all .....




One Happy Little Girl.....and the doll isn't as dark as it looks in these photos





I didn't want to bore you with all the photos from Christmas....


We had LOTS of SNOW!!!! 2 feet around here. Some has melted as it rained yesterday and made driving on Christmas Eve and morning not too much fun.


I'm thinking the tree and decorations will come down Sun/Mon. I have a few weeks before the next sale, however must get over there and pack away the Christmas items and move a few pieces of furniture around.


Can't wait to see how your Christmas went. Time to think about the New Year resolutions...


Warmly,

Deb :)

30 comments:

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

What a fun day!!! and Jackson Brown is tooooo cute!!! I have missed you and your wonderful blog and am so glad to be back in blogland catching up with all my friends. Please stop by and stay and visit and catch up soon!!!
Hugs ♥ Teresa

Lisa said...

What a great Christmas! I just love it!
Your puppies looked like they had fun!
Hugs, Lisa

Andrea said...

I love all of the pix with the doggies so much! I am big into animal rescue (just spent a snowing evening finding a lost Yorkie) and our own 5 furry babies had a wonderful time opening their new gifts too!

hugs

ANDREA at My Feathered Nest

Theresa said...

Great pictures Deb! Love the American doll picture, what a sweetie, that Kailee! Hiding the pickle... hmmmm, never heard of that one but if there is a prize involved, I am looking for the pickle:) Have a blessed evening!

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

What fun!

My oldest granddaughter "out grew" her American Girls just this year. :( I always bought her eitehr an American girl doll or the accesories every year. That made me a little sad.
Hugs, Sue

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Joanne Kennedy said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas.

Jackson Brown is so funny. That is what my dogs looked like too. So tired yet to noisey to give in and take a nap.

Hugs,
Joanne

Emily said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas!! I loved my American Girl doll when I was little. Kalie will really enjoy hers!!!

goldenbird said...

Looks like a fun Christmas! Kailee sure looks happy with yer American Girl doll. Love the picture of you and your hubby and the pups. Hiding a pickle in the Christmas tree ... that cracks me up!

Diane said...

What a happy bunch, love the pictures of your grand daughter opening up her Doll, priceless. Hugs and Kisses, Diane

Lyneen said...

What a wonderful Christmas... love the dogs pics... Kailee opening her American Doll and what a fun tradition... the PICKLE!!!!

Happy New Year.

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of your lovely family! Looks like you all had a great Christmas!

XXDenise

Shabby Kim said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas despite the nasty weather. Hopefully New Years weekend will be much better. Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

Linda said...

Your Christmas was wonderful Deb. Loved all the pictures and little Jackson Brown is too cute. We hide a pickle ornie too...it's fun! hugs, Linda

Margaret Cloud said...

Looks like you all had a fun Christmas, I enjoyed your pictures and yes Kailee was happy over her gift. Hope you all have a Happy New Year, take care.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Deb, I Loved seeing your pictures! Kailee looked so happy with her doll. Santa did good this year. Your table looked so pretty. There's nothing like these family times. Glad yours was so nice. Thanks for sharing the pictures and I wish there had been more! Twyla

bee'nme said...

Such a fun, beautiful bunch of folks Deb - so glad y'all had a great time!! I love the hidden pickle idea...CUTE! I wish we had American Girl dolls when I was young...I'm sure they would have been a favorite of mine. Your doggies look like they had fun too...love it!! Your brunch table is precious and the french toast bake sounds divine!

I wish you all the best as you make changes at the shop - we have to do that too this week...it's fun but very tiring...

Blessings to you and yours in the New Year Deb! I'm so glad we're friends!

Hugs & Blessings,
Becky S.

Judy said...

Looks like you had a marvelous time. I've heard about the pickle. That would be a fun tradition.

Andrea said...

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Michele said...

Hi Sis ~ great pictures...I love the one with Kailee getting her American Doll. Cassie has a few Christmases where she got one too and absolutely loved them!

Have a wonderful New Years!

Hugz,
Lil Sis

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Everything is so very beautiful. She looks soo happy with her new dool. We got our Grand one last year and she loves it. Happy, Happy...m.

Queenie said...

Hey Deb!
It sounds like the perfect Christmas! Beautiful family snapshots too. It was such fun seeing them, and I had to laugh out loud at Jackson Brown ...give him a hug from Queenie, and tell him I know the feelin'! LOL! My boys catch me all the time sleeping... sitting up, while I'm watching tv...I got it honest though, my grandma has always done that too! Love your tablescape with the vintage tablecloth, that's so very pretty.
Happy New Year to you and your family.... sweet friend! May you have a safe and proserous new year!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Fran. said...

Merry "Belated" Christmas Deb! I see your busy as ever! Your house looks very pretty and festive. Has that handsome son of yours found someone yet? He needs to! LOL I can see your family brought much "JOY" to you. Have a Happy New Year!! XO Fran.

THE HOME THAT LOVE BUILT said...

What a sweet looking family Deb! Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year! Brook

Jane said...

Looks like you had a fabulous Christmas! I love Kailee's reaction when she saw her American Girl doll.
Your table looked very festive and French Toast Egg Bake sound wonderful.
Thanks for commenting on my blog about my guest room redo. I was thinking of making aqua an accent color...I agree that it's a great look with brown.
I'll keep you posted.
Jane

Joy said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful christmas, hope you have a Happy and Safe New Years too!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Deb -
Wonderful pictures!! Miss Kailee is priceless!! Love her expression when she opened her present :) Speaking of pictures....I finally posted some of the shop :) Would love to hear the story behind hiding the pickle in the Christmas tree....how did it start??? Sounds like a lot of fun.
Hugs, Toni

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

What a nice Christmas for you and your family! Happy New Year!!!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

cityfarmer said...

I know you are one big happy family ...your faces tell all!!

happy new year

Gale said...

I just found your blog and have been reading backwards. You are the first person I've found who also "hides the pickle" on the tree for a small extra gift. My girls loved it growing up. Even now at 32 and 27 they excitedly search for the pickle. Choosing the present has always been interesting. It has to be something they want, but not someything too big. This year it was a plastic "popcorn bag" filled with giant candy theatre type candy and two tickets to a movie.