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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Saturday, December 26, 2015


Christmas came up so fast, it caught me off guard. I did what I could and ignored what I didn't had time to do... Everyone got presents... I got most of my shopping done on the first day. Got gifts for everyone who came to dinner...

We miss our oldest daughter, Nicole who has been vacationing in Cuba and Spain this Christmas season. We missed you Nicole. Merry Christmas...

Christine arriving on the 19th at night  with her family. I'll have pictures of them later...

Christmas day was a hub of activity in the kitchen.  Here Jackie and Bill are working away.
I prepared the  turkey and veggies and my helpers cooked the food. Jackie made the cranberry relish and the dressing,  yum... Christine made the Broken Glass torte with two different base just so I could eat some. Bill was on the gravy, at least he was stirring it. I know he'll correct me if I'm wrong.  I left the chefs to fend for themselves and went to work at the farm.  My stove started to beeb because the sensors over heated and Bill had to trip the breaker switch to quiet  the annoying beeping...

The meal was served buffet style...
The dressing was made by Jackie and was very very tasty and we had two pans of it.

The brimmed free range turkey was huge, moist and delicious.  It was given to us by Reid's  father, Reid is our young  hired hand.

The gravy was very delicious... It was so good, there was non left...

We had carrots, baked squash with cranberries,

Broccoli, and some green peas (not shown).

Mashed garlic potatoes with cream and butter. Christine prepared the potatoes. On the table there were also assorted pickles.

Christine made the Broken Glass Torte with a shortbread base so I could eat it and

she also made the regular Graham wafer base Broken Glass Torte.  So we had lots of desert.

Here Vaughan is filling his plate . We were 16 for our Christmas dinner and had three tables set up.

George was in charge of calling the card numbers for the present game. This game is a hoot and everyone love to participate.

On the sofa, Christine, Jackie and Bill

Nicole, Vaughan and Liam

Joe  got his card called and wants to pick a present.  This is such a fun game...

Jordyn and Sean. Sean got 5 presents in the end because everyone had ran out of cards.

 The boys wanted to watch a DVD instead of playing the present game this year so they all got presents anyway... Cypress came to be with the adults...

A group hug. Christine, Vaughan, Jackie and Small Nicole.

Cypress was the first one to want to leave. He opened the door and said goodbye Mamoo... He wouldn't wait for mom and dad...and was ready to go out in the dark...

This is grandson Simon smiling for a pose

and Mira,  our extra ordinary artist.  She is so creative.

I apologize that I'm using so many photos for this post but it's for the benefit of my family. I hope you enjoyed a glimpse of our Christmas celebration.

On Christmas morning we sang Happy Birthday to baby Jesus and Daniel was so excited. James and Daniel sang loudly and Daniel exclaimed, Yeah... We sang so good....

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with those you love. My heart goes out to those who have lost  or had to say goodbye to love ones this year.  Their Christmas is forever changed. Warm hugs to to all of them. Thanks for visiting and for leaving a comment.