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A White Christmas

December 22nd, 2008

Yesterday morning we woke up to a dusting of snow, which was perfect because we celebrated Christmas with my family. So we enjoyed a white Christmas.

It turned out to be a beautiful day with lots of sun, although super cold (in the single digits with a windchill in the negative double digits). There was lots of great food and great family fun! We always celebrate a homemade Christmas with my family, all gifts have to be made or used (except for a few gifts for the kids). It’s always fun to see what homemade items everyone has come up with. I always make cinnamon rolls for all the families so they have something delicious to pop in the oven on Christmas morning. I even found these great tree-shaped pans to put them in this year instead of the usual aluminum square.

I also made reusable cloth shopping bags for everyone this Christmas. I had a great time stitching them up earlier this week.

In the afternoon we also made birdseed pine cones with our nieces in the afternoon for their homemade gifts for everyone. They really enjoyed giving something that they made themselves.

Now only one more family Christmas to go and our own personal Christmas celebration and the season will be finished.

How many family Christmas celebrations do you attend?

5 Comments to “A White Christmas”
  1. Jennifer on December 22, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    We’ll have essentially 5.

    1) xmas eve with my immediate family.
    2) xmas morning just us.
    3) xmas day with my stepfather’s side of the family
    4) the 27th with my mother’s side of the family and grandma.
    5) the 28th with SJ’s Mother and sister.

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  2. Susy on December 22, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Wow, you’re busy. This year we got to skip one because Mr Chiot’s dad & step mom are in Florida. So only 3 for us.

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  3. N. on December 22, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    We have a large Christmas party with my Dad’s brothers and sisters and their kids every year, I used to have two other Christmases (one for each parent) but now I’m married so that makes four total. I think it’s a blast, and I’m glad I get to see everyone.

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  4. Carol on December 22, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Oh. I didn’t even count our immediate family. So that would be five or more. In other words, too many.

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  5. Jennifer on December 23, 2008 at 11:19 am

    We’re not having a 6th, because SJ’s Dad and his partner are in FL too. They sent up gifts, which we’ll open on xmas #5, but we won’t see them until the wedding in April.

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