Saturday, December 26, 2009


I hope you all had a FABULOUS Christmas. Let's share some of our traditions. How do you celebrate? When do you open gifts? Did any of you do something completely out of the ordinary this year? Do your kids/grands believe in Santa? What are some of your favorite Christmas foods?

Ever since Cec and I got married, we've been opening our gifts on Christmas Eve because Christmas morn was reserved for going up to both of our parents' houses. After our kids were born we continued the tradition, and to this day it's remained as such so our kids can have their personal Christmases in the morning and then go to their in-laws' houses after that. First, we attend the 5 o'clock Christmas Eve service, then we come home and read the Christmas story, then we fill our plates with snacks and goodies, and, finally, proceed with the gift-opening.

Christmas Day belongs just to Cecil and me, and we love it that way.

As for food, I LOVE chocolate! Gotta stock up on all the best chocolate treats.

Thought I'd share just a few piccies of my precious grands. Hope you don't mind indulging me!

Here're my three darlings standing in front of the fireplace before heading off for the Christmas Eve service:

Here they are after church in their Christmas 'jammies':

Grandma trying her best to hold the "grands'" attention during the telling of the Christmas story:

My daughters (Kendra on my left; Krissi on my right) and me shopping at one of our local markets where they sell homemade cider and lots of other goodies.

Now that Christmas is behind us, it's time to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! May it be filled with blessings from above!

I love you ALL!


Lynnette Bonner said...

BEAUTIFUL grandkids! :)

We always open our stocking on Christmas eve and our presents in the morning.

This year we bought our kids a new gaming system and we made them go on a treasure hunt for it. That was fun. For one of the clues we wrapped up a box, in a box, in a box, in a box with the clue in the final tiny box. (Insert evil laughter.)

I also got to see my sister whom I hadn't seen for 2 years, so blessings beyond measure!

Anonymous said...

It was extremely interesting for me to read this blog. Thank you for it. I like such topics and anything connected to them. I definitely want to read a bit more soon.

Maria Cristina said...

I love you Mz. Sharlene! :) loved reading this entry.... your family is beautiful inside & out! :)

Sharlene MacLaren said...

Dearest Lynnette and MCBC(teehee), I love you both, and thanks for stopping by with your comments.

Lynnette--a box in a box in a box in a box, etc? You ARE a stinker!

Miss OR Mr. Anonymous, please identify yourself...soon.

Rich and Darcie said...

I still can't get over how much Gav and Joy look alike. You would think they're the siblings and not cousins. Can't wait to see you next week! Love you!!