Family Christmas 2008 was definatly a white Christmas. It snowed all night Christmas Eve and continued throughout Christmas day. Big white fluffy snowflakes fell all morning adding to the ambiance. Everyone made it ok with only 1 near miss for Maria and Robb. We sat down to a HUGE brunch around 11:00 a.m. We had french toast, breakfast casserole (a Paula Deen recipe), bacon, sausage, "stuff", which is fried potatoes, sausage and eggs cooked together with gravy over the top. We also had a yummy fruit salad, cinnamon rolls, orange juice, apple juice, milk and hot cocoa. We have continued a tradition of having a big breakfast from Grandma Bea. She always had such a nice breakfast for us except we had to be at their house by 8:00 a.m. We decided to switch our time to 10:30-11:00 so that each family can enjoy opening their gifts at home before coming to Grandpa and Grandma's. (This also means that I don't have to be up too early either, which is a good thing).
It was a very relaxed and layed back day for all of us. We played games, watched football (well some of the guys did), visited and played with the kids' toys. I found out what fun putting Legos together is. I have really been missing out all these years. Its like putting together a puzzle-very relaxing for me as I am a jigsaw puzzle fanatic.