I know that I have mentioned it every year for the past few years but Christmas morning without young children is so much more relaxed!
Carl and I were up, showered and dressed when the kids starting rolling out of bed around 10am and we started with our Omelets in a Bag like we did last year.
After a leisure breakfast, it was time to open presents. However, with the main gift in the form of money for all the youngsters, there were not a crazy amount of presents to open.
Carl and I received a new game from Avram…
so with a beautiful Florida afternoon, we went on the patio to play. It was really fun and a new favorite…I actually remember playing this game with our relatives in California, when we visited them many years ago (Hi Linda!).
We also spent time watching Home Alone and just generally relaxing, talking with family members throughout the day, including with Grandpa Karl, Grandma Sue and Leslie at the rehab facility. Poor Grandpa Karl (although his recovery is going very well and he should be home this week).
Our dinner was the traditional family meal of Chicken Fricassee, with Carl and Kelly helping to make the noodles.
I was very pleased with my festive Christmas tablescape, inspired by Grandma Sue’s Thanksgiving table when we went to Tennessee.
It was a lovely day spent with good food, family and fun. I wouldn’t want it any other way (except maybe to have more family with us)! I hope that you all had a very blessed day as well. Happy New Year!!