I enjoyed spending time with my mom.
We tried to get Daisy to look at the camera since she tried to get some body part in every picture.
So Jake felt left out and needed to be in the Christmas picture.
My mom, my “niece” Sadie & I.
The dogs loved their Christmas presents…
5 days later the toys are still all in one piece (I think that’s cause they were too busy bonding with Grandma).
Daisy wasn’t happy with her present from Grandma, Doggie Diapers… But Mommy was a happy camper.
Then she got over the pouting and decided to watch the action.
Jake decided the stockings were his new bed.
And Daisy still wasn’t sure about all this…
The hubby actually listened and got me what I asked for.
Mom loved her dolphin & GPS so now she won’t get lost leaving here.
The hubby didn’t allow many pictures due to being sick with the flu for 4 days! I only got this picture so his mom could see what she got him.
I attempted to venture out of the Stove Top Stuffing Box and make homemade stuffing… It turned out okay.
But there was no messing up my sister’s amazing corn casserole.
There was a lot of food for 5 people! It was soo yummy! I haven’t cooked since!
The turkey was so moist from the roaster.
I rock in the dessert department…
Coconut Cream Pie
Oreo Cream Pie made with Cheesecake flavored pudding
Carrot Salad (still not as good as Grandma’s).
I am so thankful to Ms. Martha for this creative idea for displaying cards… I loved how it turned out and had to start taping them to the window.
My beautiful center piece using candles and Christmas bulbs. Don’t worry, I purchased more the day after.
I also made this cute tag blanket for my little cousin Spencer who’s just a doll.
Jake got pretty spoiled with Grandma’s heater/massager and comfy throw blankets that I’m pretty sure I’ll have to sell a kidney to purchase the heated pet bed from Petco for our geriatric dog.
And we couldn’t forget Daisy eating Grandma’s leather coat within 12 hours of Grandma’s arrival. So if any of you creative people out there have any idea’s how to fix this, Grandma would be very appreciative. And just in case you’re wondering, I don’t mean that she just tore up the coat, she swallowed the leather too.
The inside decorations are put away and organized thanks to the new label maker I received… Grandma made it back to Iowa safely… the hubby is feeling better… and I’ve been battling horrible, horrible stomach pains for two days.
Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.