Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas 2006


Dear Everyone,

A Merry Christmas to you all...even if it is a little late in the day. I meant to post earlier; in fact, I did post, but somehow the internet rejected my Yuletide offering, complete with multiple pictures. The pictures are on Flickr now anyway.

This is Claire posting, by the way. I'm using Brad's account as I'm waiting for Blogger/Google to let me into the new exclusive club/registration/whatever.

We have been enjoying having K & L's family here this weekend; it's been LOADS of fun!

Well, we had an interesting Christmas experience. Last night we had a bonfire after dinner and roasted marshmallows, until it started raining...at which time, we came inside and decorated gingerbread houses in honor of Andrew, and a great time was had by all. This morning we had waffles and opened some presents, including a toy hand grenade which provided many opportunities for fake disaster. After a lull in the festivities - to absorb our new gifts and give Drew a chance to nap- we headed over to Daddy and Mama's to continue the binge of gifts and merriment...and Christmas dinner!

After dinner Ethan and some of his older male relatives went out to play with his new toys; he had a bit of a disaster with a couple of rusty nails. Blood! Tears! ( There was probably some sweat involved too...) But all was well, eventually. In the above picture, if you look closely, you can see a hint of a bandage on Ethan's hand. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without some drama...

11 comments:

melbrown said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Love to you all.

Poor Ethan...from your description, I pictured him gathering up his newly-unwrapped collection of rusty nails and heading off to the backyard to try them out. :) I'm glad the Drama was patched up before the portrait...

KW said...

Good grief! Glad it wasn't a bomb making activity, anyway!

Linds said...

So glad it's been a wonderful time w/ family!

Claire said...

KK! You tryin to bring the Feds down on us or somethin'?

Critter Pass Ranch said...

Hey Claire!! I am not sure this Blog thing is working out..I really could use an assistant to walk me through it. I am trying and trying to post pictures and add stuff and I am just having the worst time!!! UGH!!!
Anyway....I wish you a very blessed New Year!!!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! We LOVE your kitty!!! Ron really liked those pics of him!!!
LOVED ALL the pics!!!!!

Keep in touch!!! Thanks for the note on my blog!! :o) You are my 2nd one!! You and Penny!! he he

Blessings!!
Claire and "us"

KW said...

Feds? What Feds! Hey not to worry. You'd have Keith to sic on them:)

lis said...

Hooray! I got to seee you! :O)

Andrea said...

Ah! Wonderful! The picture made me happy. Yay for you guys!

Cara said...

Loved the pictures! Glad you guys had a merry Christmas!

Amy said...

I tried to go to your sister's blog to check out some of her crochet/knitting, but the address wasn't right...I typed in seriouslylee.blogspot.com and it said the blog doesn't exist. Did I spell something wrong?

Brenda Jo said...

Use a dash after "ly".