Monday, December 28, 2015

Enjoying Christmas, beginning with Todd, Andee, and sweet Madison

Just popping in quickly to tell you that I'm still around.  Andee, Todd, and Madison got here around lunch time on Christmas Eve. 




It made Christmas extra special for us. Lynn was on call and had to stay pretty close to home so we didn't get to see her and the other four grandchildren...on my side anyway. We plan to go see them after the holidays and deliver our gifts.



Andee was opening a gift from Todd, as was I. But I stopped unwrapping mine when I saw that in Andee's package was a pair of new Crocs. Oh, I bemoaned, Andee got new Crocs, and I love the color!  I would love to have a pair just like those! Well, look what was in my package! Talk about being tickled! The feet on the left, wearing the really nice pajamas, belong to me. :)






It has been a fun Christmas for us all...animals included.



Andee, Todd, and Madison have gone home now but we are enjoying Poppy's daughter Windy, her husband Brian and our other two grandsons, Jacob and Luke. It has been four years since we have seen them, so this is really special. 

It's funny, this morning we all sat around the table playing a new board game the boys got for Christmas. We finished the game, Windy won. We ate sandwiches for lunch. Windy mentioned they might like to ride to our little town to look around. Well, Poppy and I sat down in the living room. Next thing I knew, I was opening my eyes from a much needed nap and seeing Poppy sound asleep in his chair. The house was quiet. All four of them had gotten dressed and slipped out the front door leaving us asleep. Neither of us heard a thing. Guess they figured us old folks needed a break. :)

They should be back soon so. We are taking lots of pictures from their visit. 

Thank you for the nice comments on last post. I had no idea so many of you still like fruit cake. Oh, and the fruit cake made with graham crackers and coconut and packed inside the empty cracker box...that is my very favorite!! I still have mama's recipe and will share it in my next post. Ya'll please come back.

Love,
Henny






18 comments:

  1. Those crocs sure look warm and comfy! Sure glad you got some too. My dog and our little guest dog enjoyed the extra company too. Nancy

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  2. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. Eli looks like he enjoyed all the extra attention!
    Take care.

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  3. Aw! You had LOTS of fun and I love your berry red Crocs!

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  4. Love the crocs, they would be my slippers:) Nice to have Christmas with family, and I'm with you on the nap, I'm sure I would have been the same.

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  5. I'm glad your families got to come for visits. Christmas with family is the best. I love those Crocs, too. My feet get cold easily and those sure look warm. I hope your weather is good, not like the middle of the country. It's way too wet here for most people to want to get out and go anywhere. We've had over 9 inches of rain in the last few days. At least it's rain and not snow. Stay warm and dry and enjoy those Crocs. Fruitcake with graham crackers and coconut sounds interesting. I've never seen any with those ingredients. Coconut makes anything better, in my opinion.

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  6. Oh I love the pictures! I couldn't help wondering how nicely Eli's white hair would show up on Madison's black pants.

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  7. Nice crocs! I am with you great color... I see Eli managed to get a bit of love from everyone rofl.. Keeper adored our nieces husband... He simply would not leave him alone!! LOL Keeper can be a bit stand offish with people especially at first, then he will warm up .. but he loved both our niece and her husband, he even waited on Ben to come out to the road when I went out for my run. I was usually ahead of them getting up earlier and heading out to run, they are both runners as well.. so I come back from my run and as I come back into our drive they are geting close to the road on the drive... I see my niece and her DH and there is Keeper .. I said traitor lol... you waited on Ben... he just trotted along like thats right Mom.. Ben is my buddy... of course Ben was giving very good back massages the whole time he was here LOL...

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  8. Ha ha. That is so funny about the crocs!! Wish I could have been there! Love you, your girl.

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  9. It warms my heart to know you are having such a wonderful holiday. Having your family visit a few at a time sounds lovely.

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  10. Nice Crocs, I had some lined ones once! I prefer just socks with mine. Nice to seee a photo of your Madison she is a beauty! Sounds like you are having a good week! :)

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  11. Lovely crocs, I have seen them over here with fleecy lining but never in my size. Eli looks as relaxed as ever.

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  12. Lovely post, looks like you had a happy family Christmas :)

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  13. Loved seeing all your pics from Christmas festivities. Your house looks so comfy and lovely! Love the pictures of your company and pups looking so happy too! Glad you got a pair of those crocs Henny! Looking forward to more great pics and also that recipe you mentioned!

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  14. ha ha we fall asleep like that too!

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  15. It looks like a wonderful Christmas. The Crocs look so cozy and warm. I'm glad it is cooling off a bit so you can enjoy them.
    Happy New Year to you and your family Henny!

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  16. Happy New Year! I'm so glad you're enjoying the holidays... :)

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  17. I'm glad you had a nice visit over the holidays. I love the crocs...I have a pair (unlined) that I wear everytime I step out the door for chores...I love them because they can be washed off if I get them muddy.
    Happy New Year!

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  18. You were certainly blessed to have family around at Christmas. The crocs look perfect for outside jobs. Take care.

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