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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Merry Post-Christmas

We hope that your Christmas celebration was a good one. Ours was one of the best in recent years as we were able to visit with family in CT and RI, including all three grandchildren. This post is a photo recap of our family time.

Christmas Eve was celebrated in CT at the home of Grenville's aunt and uncle (Russ and Anita are in the top right photos below). It's been their long-standing tradition to host an open house for both family (who traveled from NH, NY, and PA) and friends. There was plenty of food, talk and good times to last for several hours. 
Granddaughter Lilliana and her mother, Coleen, visiting from their PA home, donned a fun hat and cousin Kelly, visiting from NY, wore light bulb earrings. 
Christmas Day was celebrated in RI at the home of Grenville's daughter, Shannon. The three grandkids Lilliana, Ellie and Bobby had a great time opening gifts.

Gift giving for the older grandkids was different this year. We took their mother's suggestion and gifted them with "experiences" for various activities: ice skating, roller blading, trampoline park, and a family Audubon Society membership, and books. Ellie got her favorite gift, Slime, and Grandpa Grenville gave Bobby a starter microcomputer set.
Grenville was very happy ecstatic for the gift of having both daughters Coleen and Shannon together with their children. Below are the moms and daughters.
The grandparents also got some hug/cuddle time with both granddaughters as did their moms.

The two granddaughters showed their artistic talents.
Just as the night before, the day was filled with good food and happy times of famly being together for Christmas.

Christmas may only be celebrated for a single day but our holiday memories will last throughout the coming New Year. 
We hope that your holiday was merry and very happy as well. 

15 comments:

Sandra said...

this is one of the most perfect ways to celebrate with family that I have seen in a long time. and you perfectly documented all of it for the future. what a wonderful family you have, all of them

Anvilcloud said...

Thanks for sharing your very merry time.

DUTA said...

The photos take us back to when we were kids and experienced the joy of getting to open presents given by family members. Gift giving is not a simple matter and requires much thought and planning. But it's a great pleasure, almost similar to the pleasure of receiving a gift.

NCmountainwoman said...

What a busy Christmas you had. And I'm certain you enjoyed every minute of it.

Red said...

What could be better than a holiday with all the family?

Nil @ The Little House by the Lake said...

What a lovely time you had with family.

Happy New Year Beatrice and Grenville !

Latane Barton said...

What an exciting and joy-filled Christmas. My wishes are coming for you two for a very happy and successful new year.

Doris said...

Family being together, what more could we wish for? Your Christmas sounds like it was perfect!

William Kendall said...

You had quite a good Christmas!

L. D. said...

The celebration with family was all it could be. Lots of happy faces of family members having such a great time. I appreciate you sharing the photos to help see the great occasions.

Connie said...

Wonderful family photos! Looks like everyone had a great time. Happy New Year!

Denise inVA said...

You two always take the cutest selfies of yourselves. Looks like a great celebration and gathering also. Happy New Year Dorothy and Pat, may be it be a very happy and health one for you and all your loved ones.

baili said...

Oh dear you have such precious and beautiful family!!!

I LOVED looking at these happy sweet faces:)))

Greatest way to celebrate Christmas my friend!

May God bless all of you with more joy and peace!

My name is Erika. said...

Great family photos. Looks like your holiday was fun and the perfect chance to catch up with family. The kids are cute. :) Hugs-Erika

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What precious family photos! Making such wonderful memories!

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