Sunday, December 30, 2007

I'm Back!

What a Christmas, and it is very hard to believe it has come and gone. Lots of time spent with family with lots of wonderful memories made! Our girl left for home yesterday after being here four days....it's wonderful to have her here for that many days in a row. She has a nasty cold that just won't go away, so I got to pamper her some extra:-)!

Here's my Secret Santa gift that Anne from Norway made me. The cutest vinyl bag with polka dots and rick rack on it......how perfect! She did such a beautiful job making it. Plus a wonderful bundle of fabric and some yummy chocolate that was shaped like a pig!!! Thanks Anne.

Christmas morning was crazy and fun as usual. The kids were here early. The rest of the family arrived early afternoon. It was just just a great family day. My son got a Rock Band game for Christmas. Here's one of my favorite pics. My kids, neice and nephew(a little bit hidden) and grandma playing a gig!! Rock on family!!

Today I plan to start taking Christmas down, a little bit at a time. I won't be back to work till Wednesday so I have some time. Also plan to get lots of quilting done. I have a quilt that needs to be quilted ASAP, so that takes top priority.

Off to do some lurking. I've missed all the blogs and I have lots to catch up on. Hope every ones holiday was a good one. Here's some of my favorite Christmas treasures from years past..............................

See you later alligators!

14 comments:

Nan said...

Hello Cheryl! Sounds like your Christmas was absolutely wonderful! Love the photo of the rockin' family! Your Secret Santa goodies are very nice, too! It was a lot of fun, wasn't it?
Thanks for sharing your fave Christmas treasures - each one has a story to tell, I betcha! Same with my tree - it's a mishmash of memories.
Happy New Year to you and the family, Cheryl!! Enjoy your time off - can't wait to see what you get quilted!!

Carol said...

Cheryl, sure glad you had such a great Christmas...hard to believe it's come and gone...Have a great 2008! Enjoy your time off.

Perry said...

I love your Christmas treasures. I have some very similar ones and they always give me a big smile when I hang them on the tree at Christmas. One of my daughters and her family got one ofthe rock band things for Christmas and they are having a ball with it.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Hi Ms. Polka Dot!!! Now let me make sure I read my comment as to not repeat what YOU Did on my blog. LOL!!!!!!!!!!! I was laughing so hard.
Who's grandma was that? She's so cute. The guys looked intense on that game.
I love your ornaments on the tree. Did you have the famous ball of cheese? I've been craving that.Guess I'll have to whip one up. Maybe tomorrow.

Cheryl said...

That's John's mom - 84, isn't she cute as can be. She was singing like crazy! Of course we had the world famous ball of cheese. Now let me head on over and see if I can mess your blog up some more:-)!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I think you've done enough damage to the Cottage. Thanks anyway. LOL!!!
Yes John's mom is adorable.

Thimbleanna said...

I looks like you had a great Christmas. That rock band picture is too cute with grandma there. I keep seeing references to this rock band thing -- I need to check it out! Happy New Year!

Kathie said...

that picture is priceless! YOu need to frame that and bet it will make you smile all year round!
what a grandma!!!!
Love the ornaments on the tree, thanks for sharing your Christmas photos.
Kathie

Mary Anne said...

Glad to see you had such a nice Christmas (love that rockin' Grandma !!! Very fun!!!!)

....and what a cute polka dot/rick rack bag !!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your Christmas sounds like it was so much fun....your Secret Santa gift, how appropriate....polka dots and rick rack...

Christine said...

Thank you for your welcome to blogland. I am loving it so far. Hope you have a Happy New Year.
Christine

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Happy New Year, Cheryl! Looks like your Christmas was one to be remembered... all your lovely quilts add to the festivities!

atet said...

Happy New Year! It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday with your family. May the new year bring you joy, laughter and love.

Carole said...

Nice goodies! What a great time! Happy New Year!