December 30, 2012 - Christmas Day


How appropriate that we'd get our first snow on Christmas Day!

 Lola helps Alicyn build a snowman, while Kevin looks on.





 Kevin finally pitches in to help.


 One of Granny's sweet potatoes makes a perfect nose!  It's almost the same color as Alicyn's.


 Alicia and Kevin.


 Mr. Granny, taking it easy.


Granny, fixin' the Christmas dinner of ham, turkey, stuffing, scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes, gravy, butternut squash, mixed veggies, cranberry sauce, rolls, zucchini bread and pumpkin pies.  Daughter Amy brought a big salad and half the deviled eggs.....she dumped the other half out in the driveway!  Carol and John brought Christmas cookies.  We all ate too much, of course, but  a good time was had by all.

MAY YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!




28 comments:

  1. What a beautiful family!:-)...oh, I wish I could of been there to eat your meal..yum! You have a blessed year in 2013...That snowman was precious! robbie:-)

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. May your year be blessed also.

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  2. It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. I hope your new year brings you lots of smiles and a large haul of veggies.

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    1. Thank you, Liz. Wishing you a wonderful 2013 as well.

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  4. What a great snowman! Perfect sweet potato nose to go with your beautiful granddaughter's pink one! Happy New Year to you; may it be full of good and happy times!

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    1. Nutmeg, my carrots were all stored out in the garage, but I had these tiny sweet potatoes...one way to use them up! You have a wonderful, bountiful gardening year.

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  5. How wonderful to have your first snow on Christmas! Happy New Year to you too Granny!!! XOXOXO

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    1. Robin, hugs to you and the Italian in 2013. Have a great one!

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  6. Did your granddaughter even feel the cold? Your dinner sounds delicious. I'm coming next year.

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    1. Langela, I don't think she did, but yesterday she was sick with a stuffy nose and cough. It was really cold out, and she came over in just that heavy sweater. She does have a heavy coat :-(

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  7. Ha ha, it's definitely not a holiday until something gets left in the driveway! Sounds like you had a great Christmas, love the snow!

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    1. Erin, we still had leftover deviled eggs, so another platter would have been overkill. I roasted a turkey breast in my portable roaster oven, and it got too done. Amy had done one for Thanksgiving, and hers wouldn't get done in time! They were identical turkey roasts, too. I've decided I can cut the roasting time down by a full hour in that portable, Amy will have to add an hour for her oven.

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  8. How wonderful to be surrounded by family on a holiday! Love the snowman!
    Happy New Year!

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    1. We did have a good time, David, but I'm glad the holidays are over and we can all relax.

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  9. Looks great! Our group has had plenty of 20 degree days but yet to have any snow in our winter camping adventures! Really thought we would have some when we were up in Jane's neck of the woods. Happy New Years!

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  10. It just all seems so warm and inviting from that cold winter snow outside. I would have eaten till I passed out with all that food. Then woke up and did it again. :-)

    Wonderful New Year wishes to you and your family. I can't WAIT for this years new garden adventures. I'm planning like crazy now, of course I want to do it all but baby steps, baby steps, right?

    Much love to you!
    1st and 2nd

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    1. Haha, 1st. and 2nd. Men! I started on a diet a couple of weeks before Christmas, so I just enjoyed a small dinner but splurged on a piece of pumpkin pie and a couple of Christmas cookies. OK, so I had three cookies ;-)

      I am so looking forward to your first garden at the Little Farm! I think I'm as excited about it as you are :-D

      Love you guys, too.

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  11. AG,

    Glaid you had a great holiday season. All went well with us to. Dont do like "Hard work Homested" did and quit blogging. I would miss you a lot. It makes my week to touch base with you, Robin and a few more gardeners. There is still one issue from 2012 that has not been fully covered. Have the dogs taken to their covered outdoor bathroon? I'll bet they loved it with the snow on the ground. Annie is to smart to run out into the snow when she has some brown grass to run to. Ha Ha

    Frank from Virginia

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    1. Frank, my daughter just told me I didn't respond to "Frank and Virginia". "Don't you like them?" LOL, I told her it was Frank FROM Virginia, and I did write a really long response about the dogs, but I must have not hit "publish", because my answer isn't anywhere to be found! Yes, I do like you, Frank!

      Annie is using the kennel to pee, but goes out in the rain/snow to poop. Go figure. Otto is still scared to death to enter, so he just has to put up with the bad weather. Neither dog will go in when it's raining, so I guess they think the sound of the raindrops on the tarp will kill them ;-) Oh, the grass never did turn brown this year...it's still nice and green, even under the snow!

      Oh, I won't quit blogging until they put me under! In fact, I just sent in my first seed order, and I'm taking inventory of the ones I already have. Spring planting time is still a couple of months away, but it will be upon us before we know it!

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  12. Thank you for passing by and the new year wishes. May 2013 bring you health and happiness - and bumper crops, of course!

    No snow here this year - lots of rain and very, very mild - +10C today and getting warmer by the weekend. A bit worrying really as plants and birds are thinking spring is approaching. I'm sure winter will return in due course, it always does!

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    1. Johnson, I noticed some of the neighborhood willows beginning to show green a couple of weeks ago, and the hollyhocks in my garden were still green and growing taller. There were even blossoms on it a couple of weeks ago! Now our temperatures have plunged, so we'll be in winter mode for a week or two.

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  13. Happy New Year to you, too. Your grandaughter is indeed beautiful! I certainly will be looking forward to spring planting!

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    1. Thank you, Lana! Yes, I have my trusty Crockett's Victory Garden book at my side, and my first seed order of the year placed....I'm ready!

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  14. I love how red Alycin's nose is in that picture... she is charming and having so much fun in the winter snow! The pics of all the family are great. We had a rather subdued holiday season around here with my husband being ill but he is bounced back remarkably and I see better days ahead for 2013. Wishing you all a New Year of good health, lots of laughter, and of course filled with love and great gardens!

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    1. Kitsap, I was happy to hear your husband is on the road to recovery.

      I have a feeling we're all going to have a great 2013! I'm anxious for the gardening season to begin :-)

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