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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Holiday Hub Bub...

My nephew Boo shows off the tree at his house! Boo's dog, Casey. Now Casey! Were you in the mud?
Look at that innocent face! Grace and her BFF, Miss K, begin work on the annual gingerbread mansion. Note the Elmer's Glue...when the icing will not hold, Elmer's will! Heck, we weren't gonna eat it anyhoo right?
We hosted Christmas Eve dinner and Boo wanted to watch
one of his DVDs while he waited for Auntie Sue to finish dinner...
Boo's favorite things to watch? A Charlie Brown Christmas! Setting the table...
We always have English Crackers and uh huh. Everyone must put on
the paper crown that comes inside! Isn't that right
King Bill?
My brother contemplating his standing in the royal community....
Princess Grace had the giggles...
...and passed them on to the other members of the royal family.
My beautiful sis in law...
Ah...the Queen Mother telling me, "Off with your head!"
Prince NOT ask me about that knit cap. He hated his haircut...and
yes, I KNOW it is impolite to wear the does he...but there it was. *sigh* Oh heck, who cares right?
Prince Boo attempted to overthrow his father's crown...a coup ensued...
Grandma and Boo....Boo received the whistle in his cracker. Inside each one
there is always a paper crown, a toy or treat and a paper containing jokes and riddles.
Mom's dog Abby...
Ready for Santa...cookies? Check. Carrots for reindeer? Check. A note? Check.
Note the *Smores* that Grace insisted making for Santa. Graham crackers, chocolate and melted marshmallows...yum. Lucy and Henry lie in wait for the red suited man...
And Christmas day dawned bright and...okay. Not bright! Grace woke us at 5 am. Uh huh. Daddy convinced her to go back to bed for an hour. That lasted 30 minutes and then we gave in!
So the day dawned early, sleepy but happy! Grace with a new AG doll...this one has layered hair and pierced ears! Egads! Kipper wants to see what Santa left in his stocking!
The pink and sparkly jewelry box.
Dan and his new sweatshirt....and that darned cap. *sigh*
Christmas afternoon found all of us at Mom's. Here Boo shows me how to use his new Viewmaster!
Christmas shenanigans...
Uncle Jim found the perfect wall hanging for the newly painted bedroom!
Whatcha got there Boo?
Grace made everyone clay ornaments. This was to represent Mom's dog!
Dan gave Mom and Jim and Lisa beautiful Ohio State cookie
jars filled with delicious cookies!
Abby takes it all in...and hopes one of those cookies has her name on it!
Bye Uncle Jim!
Bye Grandma!
Ah....he DID take off the cap!!
Now doesn't he look so much better? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Just a few images of our little family Christmas...I hope
your holiday was also sweet. Wow. It's 2009. The days seem to
fly right by don't they? I noticed that the stores have already
begun their push towards Valentine's Day! Oh my...well, as we take
the last of our decorations down and say goodbye to the year that was, I
send each of you love and happy wishes from all of us at Rabbit Run Cottage.
Love and Hugs,
Susie Q


Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Wow! Your Christmas looked fabulous. Loved everyone in their paper hats. :) Lots of love and best wishes for a happy, helathy and prosperous New Year, sweet Bunny Lady! xxoo

salmagundi said...

Looks like you all had a great time!! Where is a picture of you in your crown? Is the queen photo shy? Or does the queen just control the camera? Enjoy the weekend. Sally

Susan S. said...

I'm taking a break from putting up my Christmas stuff and sat down to enjoy some blogs. Ya'll look like you had a VERY nice Christmas. Everyone's looked very happy with the whole she-bang! Happy New Year!

Gretchen said...

I love all your pictures, Sue, and Dan is darling whether he wears his hat or not. :) Grace is getting prettier each time i see her picture, and I luuurrrve the good eggs wearing their crowns as they ought.

Blessings in 2009.

Terri and Bob said...

This looks like the perfect Christmas! I loved the paper hats and I think it is totally cool that Grace made everyone ornaments. What a gal.

Pat said...

Hi Sue

I loved seeing your Christmas festivities! Happy 2009 to you and your family --I hope the new year brings all of you many joys and blessings.

I look forward to another year of friendship with you!

Thanks for all the nice comments about our new grandson -- we are still on cloud nine over him. I hope to see him again in the spring.

Hugs, Pat

Smilingsal said...

Looks like a great time was had by all.

Bonnie said...

What a great way to spend Christmas. Oh the memories you are making. I loved the paper crowns. I'll have to check out the English crackers deal. May have to "steal" that idea for my own Christmas tradition. Have a great weekend.

Sara G said...

Great post and wonderful photo's!!
Thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year!!

The French Nest said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas! Those clay ornamenets Grace made are gorgeous! We also have the Christmas crackers if only to wear those crowns :)

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Love, Kate

P.S. The gingerbread house + Elmer's glue = fabulous and so inventive!

Cherdecor said...

I LOVED seeing the pictures of your Christmas gathering. May you have a wonderful new year and may all your casseroles turn out right!

Andi said...

What a wonderful Christmas and loving family! I loved all of your pictures Sue. It was fun to see the crackers on your place settings. I took some to my nieces one year for Christmas and have a picture somewhere wearing my paper crown! They're always fun.

The American Girl Doll looks wonderful...layered hair and pierced stylish!!! Grace looks thrilled!

Pamela said...

and you included canines and felines!!

Sheila said...

Loved all of the pictures! It looks like you all had a beautiful Christmas.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh Susie Q..I so enjoyed looking at your Christmas pictures...thanks for sharing them!!

Boo is cute and your kids of course are always handsome!!

Happy New Year!

nikkicrumpet said...

What a beautiful family you have. I love the picture of your mom with the crown. It was just waaaaay too cute!

FHL said...

Looks like a fabulous Christmas!!!! I've never used a snapper, but now I'm thinking next year we may need start a new tradition....J would LOVE those!

BTW, I think your son's cut turned out nice?! But I've been begging J to go back to a short cut for months now. Must be the military spouse in me *wink*

Sue said...

Hi Sue...really enjoyed the fam pictures but especially Grace with the letter to Santa and the cookies...yo should enlarge that and frame it...Stop by the blog, I'm having a giveaway (nothing great) but there are the new pictures of Miss Sophie's 2009 calendar...she's going for the Oscar!! Brian Dennehy step aside for a real star....

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Great pics! What a beautiful family Sue. You are truly a blessed woman. Looks like lots of fun. By the way, why didn't we get to see you with your crown on. ;)
Were the end results of the gingerbread house good ones? Hee hee. That's too cool, elmsers glue.
Hope your weekend is grand. Hugs to sweet lady!

Neabear said...

Loved your pictures. The one of your mom with the crown is awesome. Sounds like you had a great time with your family. I too am curious about no picture of you with your crown. Happy New Year!

Jeanie said...

These are fabulous! Thanks for letting us visit Christmas with your family! I think King Bill has a bit of Brian in his smile! And which is the orange and white kitty? He's so much like my late Stimpy, I had both a smile and a bit of lump when I saw the photo.

Just lovely, Sue. I'm so glad you had a beautiful holiday!

Jacquie said...

Hi there. Found you via Brittany's blog.

As I was reading I came across the gingerbread house building and when I saw the glue I giggled, my DH thought that was a good idea when we had trouble getting ours to stay together. Glad to see he wasn't alone in that thought, LOL.

-Jennifer said...

I enjoyed your photos Sue!

I spied a Justice holiday sweatshirt :)