Being Bruce -: Christmas Day 2008 - At the Lake

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Day 2008 - At the Lake

Christmas day in New England was very special for Marge and I. We saw or spoke on the phone with many family members and friends with more to come over the next two days. We stayed at a wonderful lake house in southern New Hampshire. The view on the clear Christmas Day was beautiful.

Christmas Day started with Seamus running to see if Santa had come during the night. The time-worn test was to check the cookie plate and milk glass. It was obvious that Saint Nick had come by.

The evidence!

With that question answered the adults settled with cups of coffeee and tea. Not the kids, however. Annabel really wasn't into coffee; she saw the tree and gifts and wanted to get started.

When she couldn't get us moving, Annabel decided not to wait any longer.

The gifts were fun and appreciated by all, but we had more family celebrations in store. Annabel's Christmas outfit was super-cute!

We were all excited when Richard and Megan arrived mid-afternoon. Megan skillfully ducked out of the shot (almost!).

We had another great meal, this one with Richard and Megan joining us, too. We are truly blessed and this was a special time.

Just before bedtime we had a special moment - family kareoke, conducted by Seamus!