We had a lovely Christmas, first the big family party, then our small family alone together. Jerry and Andy seemed to like the clothes and treats I got for them, and I loved my new IPod Nano and speaker set. This would be my SECOND IPod since I fried the first one I got last Christmas. All I can say about that is just don't throw your water bottle and IPod in the gym bag together. Enough said.
The best thing about my new IPod is that it holds twice as much and cost less than the first one. The speaker/ charger is great because I can use it in my sewing room and listen to music. Pretty good sound for something so tiny. Does anyone remember back in the day when BIG speakers were a good thing? Now, its the smaller the better and the sound is still big. Gotta love technology.
We also had a very nice brunch with Jerry's Dad, hosted by his brother Jeff and his wife Barb. All their kids were home and it was great to catch up with everyone. I really enjoy the smaller gatherings of just one or two families at a time because you can catch up better than in the large group. Barb's house was beautifully decorated, she does just enough and not too much. Me, sometimes, more is more and the simplicity of a spare and elegant design eludes me.
The picture ornament (showing me and my son Andy) was a gift from my SIL Diane who hosted the big family party. She had decorated the mantel and surrounding area with pictures of everyone. We all really enjoyed looking at the pictures and we then got to take them home as party favors. It must have taken her days of work, but I love the idea.
Hope you all are enjoying your holidays as much as I am.