Santa sure did do a good and very generous job at their house for all !
Thomas was excited about slippers and remote control cars that climb walls
and drive on ceilings...
while Kate's favorite "cadeau" or gift was the candy canes !
Hearts were filled with love and light...
and the simple sweet joy of being together.
where we went from sunny snowy beauty...
to gorgeous grey on grey wonders..
we all joined some more wonderful members of the family at my other sister Natalie's house.
(Nat and Kristina)
For some more gift giving...
(Mom, Me, Natalie, Kristina, Uncle Nick)
Some cozy family time and laughter...
(Kate dances !)
and of course some music and boogying, not to mention a roast beef dinner to die for !!! Thanks to Natalie and her Dave for hosting our Christmas Dinner Bash !
(By the way, Beatles RockBand is soooo fun for any family but especially a Beatles loving family like ours !)
We ended our trip up nother with a short but sweet brunch with my good friend Suzy and her man Pierre. Delicious food and great company.
Bellies full, my sweet hubby and I hit the road and had an easy, weather-free drive home ! Thank God for that too !
This was a really nice Christmas for me ! I feel really blessed to have such a great family of generous, open-hearted souls. My sisters and I are very different but we are all truly grateful for the closeness of our family and do our very best to keep that closeness preserved and cared for.
I know Christmas can be hard for many - it has been for me on occasion too. But I think that having expectations that are realistic and close to your heart make it possible to have a "perfect" holiday.
This year, my expectations were to be with the people I love, to show them love and to feel loved in return.
All of my expectations we met and surpassed !
That made for one perfect Christmas.
And I am feeling very grateful on this December 28th....
I hope you are too.
Big love, Beautiful Ones !