Thursday, December 27, 2012

Time together

This is the first year that we were not able to follow our family tradition of going to a Christmas Eve service and then out to eat afterward.  My husband didn't get home from work until eight and so the restaurant we have been going to for years had stopped serving by then.  So our son, Peter, stopped at the restaurant and picked up our favorite appetizer to go so we could share it together when his Dad got home.

We open our gifts on Christmas Eve and since there are only three of us, and we don't go hog wild, it goes pretty quick.   This is for you from me , this is for you from me , this is for you from me.  Zip!  That's over!  Thank you and hugs all around. :)

What we really enjoy is the time together.  It is something we don't have much of these days.

I cooked a huge meal for the three of us on Christmas Day.  The old fashioned kind; where you eat it, savor every bite, and don't care about calories. Afterward each of us found our own special place for a little nap....

Later, we had pie and ice cream to finish the festivities and Peter had to go back home.

9 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

your small celebration is what a lot of us have now days I think what with family spread all over the place. Hope you had a good one!

Diane Wild said...

Sounds like my kind of day. Nice and laid back with no commotion.

Patrica said...

Sounds like a lovely day to me except for the work part. When our kids were little we always went out to eat on Christmas Eve after going to the early children's Mass. It made for a stress free Christmas Eve and I loved it.

treadlemusic said...

I think such family gatherings have changed their "look" for a lot of us. I have to remind myself that these changes are not "good" or "bad" they are just that....changes! It, truly, is a different day....ours was a quiet and very good day, also! Hugs, D

Kathie said...

sounds like the perfect holiday to me....
glad you all enjoyed yourselves.
Kathie

Sarah Martin said...

Ah! So nice and relaxing!! I'm still recovering from 17 for the day and dinner...Fun, but a bit crazy! Might dial it back a bit for next year : )

Barb said...

Sounds like a loving Christmas to me. I agree, time together is the greatest gift
xx

Dawn said...

So special to spend time together. That's what really counts. Love the happy nappers photo.
Have a fabulous 2013!!

AnnieO said...

Nothing means Christmas like sharing the hours! Glad you were able to slow down and savor what it truly means to your family :) Love the nap photo!