Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas has come and gone, leaving me with happy memories of another year.

Christmas Eve morning early, I met with my friend B., and we had a pleasant visit at Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea. She gave me a bag of goodies which I will enjoy.

Late morning found me setting up a table of goodies in anticipation of visitors. I fixed ham biscuits, a cheese ball with crackers, spinach dip, fudge, chips & dip and cookies for my guests.

After lunch my aunt Carolyn and her son Matthew and his wife Gina and their daughter Madison, who is 3 years old, came for their annual Christmas Eve visit to the country. I forgot the camera during their visit so I have no pictures, but we had a lovely time.

Later my brother and his family came over.

This is my niece, Zoe. She is 8 and was quite excited by the holiday, as children are.

My brother Loren on the left and his son Trey on the right, relaxing on my couch as we had a pleasant visit. I didn't take any pictures of my sister-in-law as she asked me not to, but Dina was there too.

The next morning, Santa Claus came and filled the stockings. He brought me some DVDs, software and books.

In the afternoon we went to the in-laws house for Christmas. This is my mother-in-law's tree. Lovely, isn't it?

My mother-in-law, Eunice, doing what she does during the holidays - feed everyone! We had a feast of fried shrimp, sausage balls, cheese balls and crackers, veggie plates, and ham biscuits.

My sister-in-law Jennifer and her dad, Jimmy, enjoy conversation in front of the refrigerator. Jen had broken a back tooth and wasn't feeling well; I hope she finds a dentist soon.

My husband watched the nephews open their presents.

My brother-in-law Gary is a big fan of my fudge; I caught him taking possession of the tin of candy I gave the family.

My nephews, Chris on the left and Emory on the right, opening up their gifts.

That's me saying so long to this holiday; now it's time to open up my arms to 2010! A new year and a new decade. What will the coming months hold?!?


  1. What a beautiful family you have, Miss Anita. I love the bow on your mother in law's tree! Merry Christmas!

  2. Looks like you had a great Christmas with a great family!


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