Here is a re-cap of our Christmas Day...
First, I woke up and came down stairs to find this!!
A Land Rover bike from my incredible husband! He said that now I will be the envy of all the farmers because Land Rover's are THE vehicle for farmers around here it seems. I just think it is a wonderful and thoughtful gift to a girl who can't drive yet and has no car. I feel a little guilty that he has given me so much! *sigh* He is so wonderful!
Our next Christmas Day adventure brought us to Caldwell and Maryann's for Christmas dinner. It was so so so yummy! I am still full from it. So here is what we had:
Red Lentil soup
Oven Roasted Turkey
Roasted Parsnips and Carrots
Stuffing (two different kinds)
Broccoli Bake (I made that one!)
Bread sauce (a new experience for me...very tasty!)
Beverage: Shloer (pronounced "sh-lur" and very refreshingly fruity)
Trifle & Plum Pudding
Then it was off to open presents! This was Lilia's first Christmas and she was full of wonder at all the excitement. What a little doll! I held her during the entire first round of gift opening and it was such a pleasure!
Sarah got a new bike too! We all pitched in towards it and she was very happy!
I made a little quilt for Lilia and finished it on Christmas morning! (typical procrastinator...will I never learn!?)
My dear mother-in-law held it up so I could take a picture. This picture is for you Mom! At your request. :)
Paul and Karen and their sweet kiddos! Christmas is so much more fun when kids are about!
I am very grateful for my new Irish family. I was rather overwhelmed with the "blues" of not being home this Christmas with my family back in Minnesota, but my new family is so wonderful that I just can't be sad for very long. Thanks guys, for making my first Christmas away from home such a special one!