Christmas Eve day was a horrid, windy, snowy, stormy day. We were able to get Tony (who flew in to Pendleton), so we were thankful. Then just after 6pm, Athena was closed off on both sides! No one could get in or out!!!! Santa really needed Rudolf! Often our Christmas Eve's were spent putting together one thing or another. This year, however, it was a bit different. Steve located and eradicated ice in our new linen closet!!!!!! I was very glad our linen was in totes and boxes. The one cardboard box was close to the water puddle, but escaped! Lots of houses had leaks show up this year.
Christmas Day was very low key. It was sunny and cheerful, but Steve did lots of snow and ice removal. We even had bent icicles on our heavily coated roof. It took out the bird feeders when it slid off!! The boys played video games and watched movies and helped bring Grandpa and Grandma dinner and presents. (They were cut off for almost a week, all total!)
After Christmas, Steve had the day off, so the boys went out and drove all over the place and eventually bought real live toys. Tony found his Henry and it is VERY pretty. They got lots of other things, too. I would try to blog their Christmas haul, but I would most likely get it totally wrong. So, anyone who is interested will just have to contact Steve or Tony. It would be more efficient that way!!!
My dear little snowman went from the cute little guy in a previous post to this--after I cleared him off--, to a melted blob that recalled that disgusting scene from Raiders where the guys' face falls off. I picked up all the bits, dried them off, and will bring them out whenever we get snowman snow again.
Mum sent me a really cool picture fairy tale book for Christmas which was wonderful and Jon got me a gift certificate, so have read, will read, and am looking forward to reading soon!!!!!