We arrived in Florida around 10:30 PM Christmas Day. It was so wonderful to see my parents and sister! (On a side note, for those of you who are afraid to fly, like myself, I must tell you about a sweet young man I sat next to on the plane. He told me that you are more likely to be killed by being hit by a coconut or kicked by a donkey than in a plane crash. He made me smile and truly made me feel better during the turbulence.:) )
We didn't let the late hour effect our festivities. It was Christmas! When we got back to my parents beautiful new home- and it was truly fabulous- we opened our gifts!
This is my Mom and Mandy after she opened her new Avatar game for the Nintendo. Does anyone else have an Avatar fan out there?? Mandy is over the moon for it!!
Can you tell?? Look at that smile!
Katie has been wanting the "Elizabeth" American Girl doll for much of her little life. She had no idea that my parents had ordered it for her. She was thrilled, too!
My parents Christmas tree was such a bundle of wonderful memories for me. Growing up, my parents collected Madame Alexander dolls for my sister and me. This year, they lovingly decorated their tree with some of the little ladies...
There were also ornaments made by Joan Walsh Anglund. Her precious books were also collected for us when I was young. We actually were able to meet the lovely lady many, many years ago. I believe I was about 6. She drew pictures of my sister and I in books that my Mother purchased. Such a treasure..
Katie made this pom pom garland for my parents. She was so proud to wrap it up and give it to them. There's that little beanie again...
My Dad looked inside and jokingly said, "I don't think there's anything in here." Look at Katie's smile- she knows her Ba is such a kidder!