Christmas Morning

We spent the days leading up to Christmas in Fond du Lac, at my mom’s house, and in Appleton, visiting friends from college and my teacher days.  A huge blizzard that blew through Wisconsin derailed some of our travel plans.  We were going to spend two days at a nice hotel in Appleton, doing Christmas shopping, visiting people, and getting a little time away from everyone… but when 14 inches of snow blows into town in less than 24 hours, you don’t leave the house.  I was super cranky about the turn of events, but such is life.

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Supervising the shoveling

We finally got up to Appleton and got some quality time with HistoryGirlie and her family.  I was too busy helping herd children to get any photos 😉  You’ll have to take my word that HistoryGirlie is well, her kids are adorable, and their home was decked out in Christmas glory (all of which I was painstakingly shown by the five-year old who recently lost her first tooth, which only makes her more irresistible).

 

Sister, her hubby, and Lucy pup arrived a few days before Christmas.

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Tally made herself at home in Lucy’s travel bed.  I have absolutely no idea how she physically managed this, but girl was determined!

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Next thing we knew – it was Christmas!  Bring on the merriment and joy and cinnamon rolls (traditional Christmas morning breakfast).  Mom’s tree was decked.  She DIY’d the garland with a fancy paper punch.

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Uncle Adam snuggled with Tally.  She’s not quite the lap dog size he’s used to, but they make it work 🙂

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And Tally stealing another one of Lucy’s new toys.  She’s such a bully 😉

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NavyGuy has the most horrific habit of examining and shaking his presents before opening them.  He dawdles and drags out the process, making me absolutely batty.  I get a gift – immediately rip!

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Tally takes a break from opening gifts to snuggle on her new toy.  Thank you Auntie Colleen and Uncle Adam… I love my Christmas Tree!

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Post gift-opening chill session.  My big gift was a sewing machine!!!  No, I don’t totally know how to sew unsupervised, but I’ve got the theory down.  I’ll be whipping out amazing creations in no time!

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