Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas with our Colorado Familly

I am home again.  I showed you the snow.  You might think there are pictures of mountains in this post.  Well, sorry there aren't.  But, it was cold and it snowed in the mountains every day.  When that happens all you can see is what looks like clouds.  It is actually snow, but you can't tell it.  SO, all you get is pictures of my family.  When we woke up on Christmas day, one of the elves was holding baby Jesus.  Yes, that is a fish tank on the counter.  The elf looks quite happy on the gifted nativity set.  We were too sick to go to Christmas Eve. services so they got this gift early.  We were also waiting on Grampy to get to Colorado.

Backing up  one day.  L. Belle got braces on her front teeth.  This dentist starts early.  She is only 8.  First she had a retainer to put a space in between her front top teeth.  I have a space between mine but it came naturally.  They pulled a tooth also.  It had the longest roots.  (oh not the same day)  This little lady has the prettiest hair.  She loves makeup, already. She's a dancer and with that comes makeup. 
It was warm the two days before Christmas.  This little guy is always outside.  He drew his name and was trying to avoid pictures. He just turned five this month.  He never ever stops moving or talking.
Here is Q. with some of his gifts.  He got the Bass Pro Shop tent with fish lights.  This is actually the gift we had to replace.  My etsy shop order never arrived.  I ordered it on November 1.  The etsy owner said she mailed it and then said she made a whole new set  but neither one has arrived.  (More on that later) This was the cutest log and fake flames.  He got smores to roast.  He also got a camping grill,, lantern, bait and all kinds of fishing things.  He was a sick little guy the whole visit.  Non-stop coughing.  He actually didn't get to the ice fishing tournament because of his cough.  The tourney that he was on the poster for.  He went to sleep that night cuddling with his ice fishing scoop.
Most of Christmas was a blur, just like the picture.  I got a new camera but wasn't sure how to use it.  It's a new  little Cannon point and shoot.  I can't handle those big ones.  My Colorado pictures weren't very clear.  They have so much sun during the day so things look faded.  That and the subjects all on the move.  The ones I have taken at home are better.  That's my daughter and son in law.  My daughter had streph throat.
L. Belle loves pandas.  She did her own hair.
Just to prove I was there.  Here is sick Grammy.  One of my favorite gifts, was this nose from when they went to the W. Brothers circus.  I have clowny friends that were clowns in the real circus.  One of the girly clowns is my friends daughter in the circuit right now.  They gave out the noses at the performance. 

And here is Mr. Cozy.  He always thinks he has to pose.
And, yes, the box is still the favorite gift of all. Throw in a piece of plastic over the face.
Two more of my favorite gifts from the West.  My favorite picture of Q. and his bull frog.  Check out this frame.  It has all my littles real names on it.  Cute, isn't it.
Well, I will be back with more pictures and stories.  This Grammy is watching Mabel for a little bit.  I am seriously thinking having a sore throat and extreme tiredness for a week, is long enough.  May take this body to Urgent Care.  I called my doctor and they won't do a throat culture unless you have an appointment and there are no appointments.  You have to call first thing in the morning to get in the same day.  No scheduling ahead.  Just crazy, I think
I am enjoying hearing about everyone's Christmas and holidays.  Most seem to have had one bug or another.  I hope everyone recovers soon.


Anonymous said...

What a great Christmas!! Those Grand kids made it the best! I love that fake camp fire, my grand daughter would love that! The photo of the one little fella with the frog is priceless!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Looks like everyone loved their gifts. I sure hope you feel better soon...you're too sweet to be sick! Hugs!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

So sorry you were all so sick. I really hope you get better soon!
Everything still looked like you managed to have fun!

Kelly said...

I'm glad to see that, despite feeling bad, you were able to spend the holidays with your grandkids. Hopefully, you will get better soon and no one else will catch what you have. It is the season for colds and flu though. My husband had to go to the Urgent Care facility when he couldn't get seen by his regular doctor too. All the doctors are booked solid this time of year!

angie said...

such beautiful pictures !!! all love for the new year, many greetings from angie from Germany

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I really enjoyed seeing all the pics of your trip! Such cute grandbabies you have! I love the frame with the kids names on it!
That's really weird that neither of those packages showed up. Something funny going on there!
Hope you're feeling better real soon!
Erica :)

Susie said...

Debby, Hate to hear you've been sick...that is sure no fun. Glad you are safe at home. Your picture were fun to see and read about.blessings, xoxo,Susie

Julia said...

Awe, what a bummer to be sick with sore throats around Christmas. I hope that you'll be all better soon.

Having you there with the grandkids was probably the best gift of all for them.

Get well soon.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Despite germs, I'm glad you were able to spend some time with your grands. Wishing you a blessed and HEALTHY 2015. Keep on having fun! Keep on playing!

Mereknits said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time, well minus gifts not showing up, little ones with coughs and you feeling ill. Hope you have a wonderful New Year.

★Carol★ said...

Love the shot of that elf holding Baby Jesus. You have to keep an eye on those guys because you just never know what they'll get up to next!
Happy New Year!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time despite being ill, Debby! With little ones around, I've come to find that it's a rare holiday that there isn't somebody sick. I'm glad to know your son is doing better, too. I hope you either get in to see your doctor or start feeling better soon!

Happy New Year!

Edna B said...

I'm so glad you were still able to have a fun Christmas with your family even though many of you were sick. That photo of the little guy with his frog is just so adorable.

You take care of yourself and get well soon. Knock on wood, no one here was very sick over the holidays. A few respiratory problems, but that's all.

Stay warm and get lots of rest. Let's hope that 2015 will a much better year for you. Hugs, Edna B.