Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Happy Happy Day After...


Merry Merry Christmas from our house to yours...
We had a wonderful day ~ was able to talk to all of our kids, sisters and brothers and parents except for my brother Joshua in New York. Our phone calls stretched from our home on the Oregon coast to our state's biggest city, Portland, on to the Blue Mountains in the far corner of our beautiful Oregon, forward to the plains of Northern California, rushing through the high desert of Wyoming, and finally to the wintery town of Baumholder in Germany. Christmas would not be Christmas for us without the connection of all of our loved ones near and far.


Noah was a very excited little guy. His eyes were all bugged out as Mommy was opening his presents for him. He was trying to grab all that pretty paper and put it in his mouth just as quickly as possible. He was looking around as if to say "WHAT is going ON?!!" Very funny and cute.


I was handing out gifts madly when I paused for a moment and noticed that Muffin had snuck her way upstairs and was happily engulfed in paper, ribbons and boxes. What a silly pooch!


Remember those gy-normous stockings that I knit and felted for Dustin and Shilo? They didn't think Santa could fill them, but fill them he did. Their smiles were just as gy-normous...


Boy did I ever have a hard time keeping up on my "daily" Christmas trivia! The picture above represents the gift that will be coming the lucky winners way ~ I just don't know for sure what that gift is yet ~ could be made from the fabric ~ could be made from the yarn. The next week will tell the tale. Jeni and Stacey will be getting packages in the mail before the end of January. Thanks to everyone for playing along and for all of your information you added with your answers. I really enjoyed playing the game.

I hope all of you had the Merriest of Christmases this year!

9 comments:

Britt-Arnhild said...

Wow, those stocking are great......the ones I knit looks like miniatures in comparison :-)

Lucy said...

I've always loved stockings best (even know...lol)-the kids must have flipped to see them as full as can be! I'm glad you were able to talk with everyone near and far for the holidays (you all are spread out all over)!


Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Adrienne said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. And Noah wasn't going to miss a minute of it, was he? Our little Mr. H. sat on his mommy's lap and watched each person when they opened their gifts. He didn't have a clue what was going on but he knew he needed to figure it out. I love those socks - and I'd love to have someone fill one of them for me! (Love the view out your window - made me smile.) ~Adrienne~

Jeni said...

Those stockings are indeed G-normous! Great that you were able to reach out and touch almost everyone of your family on the big day too!
Happy New Year for 2008!

Anja said...

Hi Paula!

I've had a lovely Christmas, and looking at the pictures I believe you 've had a wonderful time too!

By the way, did you see my 'All American Christmas Dinner with a twist' menu? Can you tell me if it's anything like you regularly eat on Christmas day? (I got help from Martha Stewart hahaha).

Bye!!

Shelby said...

Merry Christmas late!! I loved reading this..

Dawn (ur neice) said...

wow, dustin and shilo are lucky, my stocking was way smaller than that. u should tell my mom she should knit me one that size.lol that would be great. too bad she doesn't know how to knit. HOW RUDE!!!!! lol i wish we could have made it up for Christmas, twould have been fun.

Jodi Renshaw said...

Love the baby, love the ginormous stockings, and love the joy in your home!

~ Jodi

ancient one said...

Loved the view out the window behind the children with the big stockings!! LOL I just love water! Looks like y'all had a very wonderful Christmas!!