Friday, December 26, 2008

Our Christmas Day

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
Garlic bread

Main Course:
Oven Roasted Turkey
Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Potatoes
Turkey gravy
Roasted Parsnips and Carrots
Stuffing (two different kinds)
Cranberry Sauce
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!

Reuben got a little go-cart from Sarah. 

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!


Freedom's Call Band said...

Thanks for all the pictures! It's great to see what you've been doing over Christmas. Little Lilia is darling! I'm glad you enjoyed your Christmas!

Freedom's Call Band said...

Ooops! I forgot...It's Eliza!

Michelle said...

That is a beautiful quilt, Melanie! You did a great job!! Your niece is one of the most gorgeous babies ever, too :) I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas!!

Karen said...

What a fun day! I love all of the pictures - so fun! Nice wheels, too!

Sadek said...

very nice blog
Oh! how cute Sarah is!!!
my the lord protect Sarah