Friday, January 02, 2009

Christmas Eve

On Christmas eve I spent the morning with my mom helping her tie quilts. She made all her grand kids quilts or quillows (quilts that fold into pillows) for Christmas. I was supposed to help her tie them on Tuesday but had this accident with my car.
I was out doing the last of my Christmas shopping late on Monday night and got out to my car in the parking lot and loaded the lute in the back. When I closed the back door of the Excursion the back window (the biggest most expensive one in the car) just shattered on impact. WHAT!?!? I just stood there like an idiot wanting to burst out in tears and yell some swear words but since there was a crowd around me and glass all over me I didn't think a crazy, Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation, outburst was probably not the way to go. Of course it was only 9 degrees outside so after trying to wipe the glass off of me and the car I froze my butt off the whole way home. I called Jon before I even got out of the parking lot and was crying so hard I couldn't talk. He thought I was in a car accident and was asking me what happened over and over. I am such a dumb girl.... :-( So after spending 45 min outside the house at 11pm cleaning up the mess we both froze our butts off the rest of the night. I am pretty sure freezing to death would not be the fun way to go out.
I had a fun morning with my mom just visiting and tying the quilt. I wish my other sisters would have been there to hang out and visit. I really missed having all of us together for Christmas this year.
For the afternoon and evening we went over to Jon's parents house and celebrated with them.
We had ham and spent the time visiting and enjoying each other's company. Of course the presents are always a big hit with the kids.....

And the grown ups too....(I hope)

Jon and got Vern a pretty cool train book and his mom a digital picture calendar of the kiddos. Click Here if you want to check it out. It was a big hit with both grandmas and hopefully with John and Clara too!

We did all the fun stuff with the kids on Christmas eve, writing Santa a note and putting out snacks. It was fun to see how excited they were about it.
This is the first year we have done Christmas morning with just our kids and us. I took some pictures of the the "set up" before we went to bed.
I had seen these neat pin boards at the pottery barn kids over Thanksgiving and thought I could do a pretty good home-made one for the kids myself instead of selling my first born to buy one from PBK. I think they turned out really cute. I also bought these huge push pins and glued some cute buttons on the end of them. Not bad for someone who isn't very crafty! It will be nice for them to hang some of their school projects on them and look at them for awhile instead of just tossing them in the trash or looking at them on the counter for a few days after they bring them home.


Sumtoy said...

Eliza, I am so glad that you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. Your kids are so cute..they look like they really enjoyed the holiday festivities.
You are looking wonderful. May you have a Blessed and very healthy New Year..Give Cindy a big hug for me too.

Be Blessed..

mickeydee said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas.
Sorry about your car.....that just stinks :(

Eliza Brock said...

thanks guys! We did have a wonderful time!