Monday, December 25, 2006


OH MY! What a day and night. We didn't get to bed until 6:30 this morning. Between the baking, last minute wrapping, Alex putting the new Hard drive into Charles' computer etc etc we just couldn't get to bed. The boys woke us at 7:30.....ugh. Then it was open gifts, have the big breakfast, more baking lol then off to my sister-in-laws. We ended up with 13 dozen of my special cookies - which now according to Beth and her son Nick are a family Christmas tradition lol. We also had 6 dozen chocolate chip, 2 batches of espresso brownies, 1 marble brownie and one regular brownie and batch of maccaroons lol. We only had 16 people this year - sigh it figures. The tension between my oldest son and my other sister-in-law and brother-in-law continues.....big sigh. She and I "discussed" it on and off, we each got a little snippy at times but in the end we were ok. As for the 3 of them, it still isn't worked out. My ex Mother-in-law pissed me off (excuse my French but she did) but other than that the day was really nice. Really, we had a nice time and some great laughs and we got some really good pictures. I have pics of me with my nieces and nephew and then pictures of my other nephew with his girlfriend. I can't wait to scrap them all. Except for Nick - who is only 6 weeks older than my son Charles - they are all 18 and older now. I feel so old lol. Hopefully either tonight or tomorrow Alex will get the pics off the camera and I will post some here then scrap them - I can't wait. I'm going to go for now I'm pooped lol. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!