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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas Weekending.

I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend ... and maybe now you're enjoying a bit of quiet and a glass of wine, with Alexa playing Charlie Brown Christmas ... the perfect accompaniment to looking back on these last few days šŸ˜Š.

Saturday morning I hosted the whole family (13 adults and two little boys) for brunch. All three of the non-local grandchildren (now living in DC, New York and Nashville) were here, which made it extra special. Sadly, I have no photos, so you'll just have to trust me - it was great to see everyone and it was all delicious. Much later, while Marc and Sara were napping, I wound a skein of yarn and sort of swatched for Joji's lacy Boxy.

Then we made snacks for dinner and watched Love Actually. after which Sara showed us this great follow-up (and makes me wish - all over again - that she lived closer so we could enjoy stuff like this more often).

Sunday morning, Holly and I walked to the lake (which is a nice way of saying I carried Holly on a 3-mile walk), mostly so I could take a photo to share on Christmas morning.

We had my mom over for brunch
(Marc played golf)
and the afternoon. We played Yahtzee

and started a puzzle before church. For sure, one good thing about Christmas being in December is that a 5 o'clock service is plenty dark enough for candlelight.

While I was at church, Sara made dinner ... and it was amazing. I've decided the food from the weekend deserves its own post. Stay tuned. Much later - in fact it was Christmas morning! - Sara and I finished the puzzle.
and stayed up for another 45 minutes to watch Charlie Brown's Christmas. What a lovely way to welcome Christmas Day!

Yesterday's plans were thrown a curve ball when Marc woke up sick. Sara and I did go to Katie's
Sara gave Charlie Tinker Toys and Sam a fun puzzle with locks

but we were home before dark, which turned out beautifully.
sunset from my front porch

We extended the celebration today with a girls' lunch out. and finally, a group photo.
Lydia, Paula (my sister's younger daughter), Mother, Karen, Sara, Katie, me
It was the perfect ending to a wonderful Christmas weekend and a great way to kickoff the end of 2017. I have grand plans this week for knitting and reading ... which I hope to share tomorrow. Do you have any "grand plans" left for this year?

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Blogger Juliann in WA said...

We had snow on top of icy roads on Christmas Eve so we are just sticking close to home and waiting for the gravel truck to de-ice our neighborhood since it os too cold and not enough sun to melt things. The girls and their husbands braved the icy roads for a short but sweet Christmas brunch. I think I needed this down time to renew my spirit. Doing lots of Pilates and knitting.

Tuesday, 26 December, 2017  
Blogger HonorĆ© said...

Your Christmas weekend and Day were just great; hope Marc's feeling better today...and Sara looks like NYC really does agree with her! Love the photo of all the "girls." and the coffee puzzle - what fun!
My plan for the weekend is to stay in ...I have any number of options ...and Moday - a birthday brunch out!

Tuesday, 26 December, 2017  
Blogger Bonny said...

I do hope Marc is feeling better, but aside from that, it looks like a perfectly beautiful Christmas! I especially like that all the far-flung grandchildren could be there and your girls' lunch out. I also have big plans for reading and knitting for the rest of this week, and I'll be anxious to hear your specifics. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 26 December, 2017  
Blogger Carole said...

This is a great recap of your holiday weekend! My plans for the rest of the week include knitting, reading, and movie going!

Wednesday, 27 December, 2017  
Blogger karen said...

merry Christmas to you and your family! I hope Marc feels better soon and that you don't catch it!!

Wednesday, 27 December, 2017  
Blogger Lydia said...

It was one of the nicest Christmas' for sure. Now for some relaxation!

Wednesday, 27 December, 2017  
Blogger AsKatKnits said...

I am sorry that Marc is not feeling well. I hope he is better soon! And, what wonderful celebrations! I hope that the rest of your week is simply marvelous! XO

Wednesday, 27 December, 2017  
Blogger Debbie said...

I hope Marc will be feeling better soon! Our Christmas was one of both celebration & sadness, my brother in law's mother was placed in hospice care on Christmas Eve and passed away Christmas morning. Although bittersweet, we still celebrated Christmas and kept her memory close with us.

Wednesday, 27 December, 2017  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

I hope Marc is feeling better!! Your celebrations sound wonderful. We had a nice & quiet Christmas Eve, a very fun & busy Christmas afternoon/evening, a birthday on the day after, and today the family from Spain arrives to visit for a few days!! Thankfully, after today, I'm off until the new year...

Wednesday, 27 December, 2017  
Blogger Penny said...

Sorry to hear Marc is sick. We've been trying to dodge illness - so far we've been lucky (except for a brief stomach bug) - probably just jinxed us. : ) It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas and knitting and reading are great ways to spend the remainder of 2017!

Wednesday, 27 December, 2017  
Blogger margene said...

Except for Marc being sick, your Christmas sounds, and looks, picture perfect!

Wednesday, 27 December, 2017  

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