We had a wonderful Christmas Day! Tyler was so excited and couldn't sleep last night...he's been up since 3 AM and we held him off until 6 AM. We had a great morning with just me, Roger, Brandon and Tyler...very relaxing.
About 9:30 AM, Sommer, Jim, Ryan and Mason arrived for Christmas at Chief and Granny's house. Oh, what fun! It is so exciting to have a little one again at Christmas time...to see the joy and excitement in their little eyes. Priceless!
As I have told you previously, this was my first Christmas dinner ever to cook. My mom has always cooked Christmas and Thanksgiving. Well, I was excited and nervous...could I pull it off?
The menu for Christmas Lunch:
Hash brown Casserole
Dessert: Pecan Pie
Roger has been up since 3 AM also, smoking the turkey and ribs. Jim, our son-in-law, loves Roger's baby back ribs. So...anytime, he is coming over...Roger smokes a couple of slabs of ribs. Mason loves Chief's ribs, too...even though, his mom is a vegetarian.
The girls didn't stay for lunch because Sommer and Jim have to eat with his parents and then the girls are off to their mom's for dinner. So, it was just us 4...my family gave me/us an....A+.
We were stuffed and exhausted after lunch...so, we took a nap before going to see my mom. We went to the hospital to see her in rehab and spend the evening with her and my sister. Tyler told us all tonight that I needed to make it completely clear...Nanny is in physical rehab...not...drug or alcohol! We busted out laughing!
Watch the slideshow below for a view of what Christmas is like at our house. Hoping you all had a wonderful of a Christmas day as we did.
On the sad note: My Uncle Richard passed away at 6:20 AM this morning. A sad time for his precious family that he left behind but....oh, what a Christmas celebration he had in the presence of our Lord and Savior.
Have a wonderfully blessed day!