Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The First Time Since 1983

Diana, Sharaya and Allie were in Philadelphia for Christmas this year so it made for a very quiet Christmas for us.

This was the first time since 1985 that it was just the 3 of us and it sure was different!

I almost didn't do it, but at the last minute decided to get out the 'manger' and put it under the tree. It's a wicker basket with a blanket that we've been using since Diana was born. After Beth went to bed I pulled 'baby Jesus' out and put him in the manger. (It's a porcelain doll that my sister had made from a photograph of Sharaya many years ago. We use 'her' for baby Jesus.)

In the morning Chuck read the Christmas story and then Beth wanted to hold the baby.

We had our usual cinnamon rolls for breakfast, then it took us about 15 minutes to open our presents.

Beth got the Finding Dory movie so we finally got to see that!
 It was a cute movie.

We got to skype with Sharaya, Diana and Allie and it was so good to see them and talk to them. On Christmas Eve they stayed on the 45th floor of a gorgeous hotel, overlooking Central Park! They spent Christmas in New York! Such a dream come true!

Chuck, Beth and I tried to take a selfie... 
we have so much to learn! :)

 Our day was very quiet and different from what we're used to but it was good. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas too!


Rebecca Jo said...

Christmas's change through the years - that's for sure.
I need a baby doll to have a Baby Jesus out for the year. Love that idea.

Billie Jo said...

Looks as if you had a cozy, sweet Christmas, my friend.
May you have a blessed New Year!