Tuesday, December 26, 2006

A New Christmas Ornament and a New Toy

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.


Debra Spincic said...

and a new blog look too! Just when I was getting used to the other one!

Technology--if you blink you are out of date!

Jane Ann said...

"She had decorated the mantel and surrounding area with pictures of everyone."

What a delightful idea! I hope I can remember for next Christmas just some of the wonderful ideas I've read about in blogs this year.

computerpeach said...

technology iswoderful!!

Fruit Jar Nicky said...

Happy Holidays!!

I love my mp3 player too!! I don't know what I would do without it. I hardly ever watch TV now.

Deb H said...

I like more is more, country boutique style, though it's a pain to dust, so I'm beginning to lean toward less is more the older I get! (Turning into my mother).

The picture idea is great. We never have large family gatherings, as our family is spread out all over the world. I feel fortunate to have any here!

My DS has a little Ipod. It's about a 3/4" cube. I'd lose it for sure! I wouldn't know how to load music into it. I'm a bit techno- impaired!

Merry holidays!

Gerrie said...

Hope your Holiday was Merry! I wanted an Ipod, but I think my dh thinks I am too old for one. Guess I will have to get my own!