Then we would go to the window to see it anyone was up in Nan's and Granda's house. If it was, it was time to get up for sure-- if not-- there was pride in saying we were up first. Once all the gifts were opened, we had a breakfast- I always had raison bread toast, YUM!!! By that time, Shirley and Troy were usually into the house to see our gifts. Then we all got ready and went to the Burry house to see their gifts. When we got older, Uncle Bill always served coffee with a shot of Bailey's. That was sure good as well.
Then the whole clan separated to get ready for a Christmas feast. Most of the time, it was at Nan's and Granda's until they got older and then people took turns.
Let's begin with the fireplace. The greenery was made by my sister-in-law, Cathy. I may have to get her to do a tutorial of this with me sometime soon. I wouldn't mind having one.
Mr. Frosty stands in a dangerous place- in front of the fireplace. It's a good thing it isn't lit.
This Santa was a surprise gift to Mom last year from Dad.
The wooden reindeer are curled up in front and the rug gives everyone a message we should listen to.
A wooden shelf in the living room
The next few are of decorations on the tree. I have to look for the picture of the completed tree. Really country looking.
The dining Room. I love the colors.