Sunday, December 24, 2006

Twas the Night before Christmas...


and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. (well, thankfully, no mice, but the cats are bouncing around, Lizzie is taking a shower, John is cleaning the turkey, and I have been baking all day!) The stockings were hung by the chimney with care (well, actually, this year, they are laying on the dining room table, I am too tired to put nails in the wall to hold them as we have no chimney in this house!!), with the hopes that Saint Nicolas soon would be there (well, by the looks of the pile of presents under our tree, he has been here twice over!!!). The children were nestled all snug in their beds (are you kidding me? Not in this house!) while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads....

Well, so much for the story book Christmas here in the Dunton Household. Actually, it is quite a lovely Christmas Eve. The rain is pouring down in true Northwest Christmas tradition (having only seen 2 white Christmases in all my years, this rain is the norm). The pies are baked and ready for tomorrow. John and I will bake the turkey and do the potatoes and dressing, and take them over to Mom and Dad's for dinner. This is our gift to them this year, doing the dinner for the 20 of us. Our house is not big enough for all of us, hence the turkey will go with us. Our married daughters are with their in-laws this evening, and tomorrow morning bright and early we will gather here for the immediate family Christmas...presents!!!!! It promises to be a lovely day with our loved ones.

So to all of you, my blogging friends, I hope your Christmas is full of blessings, family and love! Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!!!

3 comments:

Amy Sue said...

Cute story... Does sound like our family! Pretty special without being story book! Love you, see you soon.

Von said...

Connie, your house sounds quite similar to ours on Christmas Eve! How can kids go to sleep when the house is full of cousins to play with? We do have fireplaces, but the stockings were sitting on the hearth.

Today all the family is leaving for Boise, and I will simply collapse after all the cooking from the last few days, perhaps I'll treat myself to some needlework. :)

AnneS said...

Hope your Christmas day went well, Connie - it certainly all sounded wonderful in the planning stages :D Sorry for the late post, still playing catchup after losing my phone line. Best wishes to you and your family for 2007 :D