Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas At My Daughters

Well, Christmas this year was a bit different for us. This year is the first time in my adult life that I have been away from home. And I have to say, it was nice. No running and trying to get so much done, no worrying about cooking, baking, cleaning the kitchen and stuff.. It was different, but fun.

This year we spent it at my oldest daughters home. And we had a wonderful time. We spent the evening eating pizza, watching movies, spent some time with my 3 step grand daughters before they had to go home. I made them blue jean purses.... and they loved them haha.. of course I have grand daughters and jess (my 13 yr old) who love what they now call.. retro haha.. wasn't retro when I used it haha.. but I fixed them up some funky purses filled with goodies.

Then Christmas day we got together with my SIL's dad and step mom.. love those people and so much fun to be around. We opened gifts, and a nice Christmas breakfast that Melissa fixed.. then we just hung out until time to visit more family.

Well, the more family was my oldest daughters dad and new step mom.. Yes, it was a bit different, but I got to meet Melissa's new step mom Leigh Ann and she's a wonderful person. She cares for Melissa very much and treats her with love. His second wife didn't do that... so I am very grateful to Leigh Ann for loving Melissa like she does. Yes, at first it was a bit strange spending Christmas with your ex-husband and new wife haha.. but I did get to see other family members and I had such a great time visiting with Pam. (my ex-SIL) whom I just love and miss so much! And I got to spend time with Melissa's other sisters and brother.. I am close to them as well and love seeing them when I can. Marty and Leigh Ann made us feel very welcomed in their home.. and Marty and I get along pretty good and so does Walter and Marty. We have learned to put old things aside and do what needs to be done for our children.. even with them grown into adults now, we still work together.
Things and time have a way of bringing changes in your life and we all learn and grow from them. So yes, our Christmas was a bit different this year, but one I wouldn't change.

Jessica Opening Gifts

meilssa's Chrsitmas Tree

Everyone enjoying breakfast after opening presents