I’m just off to bed, after another wonderful day with the family here in New Jersey
There was great excitement after dinner, when Santa delivered two sacks full of new pj’s outside the front door. The children rushed out to see what was happening, but they were just too late to actually see Santa flying away on his sleigh.
Little Max loved his Batman pj’s so much, that he climbed up on the coffee table to show them off.
After the children were all in bed, all the presents were brought up from the basement and stacked under the tree. This is just the front; there are many more behind.
The stockings are all lined up ready for morning.
The letters have been written to Santa and answered, together with the half eaten cookies, and the reindeer chomped carrot.
The stage is set, and just to make it all perfect, it started to snow this evening.
I’m off to bed now to dream of a ‘White Christmas’. Wishing you all a very merry and joyous day tomorrow. My South African family and friends will probably be up already, and those in England won’t be far behind. Enjoy your Christmas Day. 🙂
Looks like it was the perfect (& whitest!) Christmas!! 🙂
It was a really great Christmas, and so wonderful to be with our son and family. 🙂
What is it with the USA and the pyjama thing?
Thanks, Col. I don’t know. I never wear the pyjamas, but had to buy some anyway, just for the tradition. 🙂
*thinks of asking what she DOES wear going to bed, but decides not to in case shocked by the response …
it might be something horrific like thermal underwear!* 🙂
Hahaha. A negligee is the modest answer, but not the feathered and beribboned kind. 🙂
Oh wow! It’s just like an American movie. I have to move to the States!
Hehehe. You’re ragging me, Tilly. 🙂
I’m really not 🙂
A very merry Xmas to you my dear!
¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪ 😆 Merry Christmas to You & Yours! 😆 .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
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Thnks so much for your lovely wishes. 🙂
This is like watching a movie!! Jumping to the next scene 😀
Forgot to add…beautiful photos as always 🙂
Thanks again, Madhu. 🙂
That last picture of the snow falling outside the house is priceless and beautiful. I can’t stand the snow but there’s something magical about a white Christmas nonetheless.
Thanks so much, Milka. 🙂
Merry Christmas AD 🙂
Thanks so much, Paula. 🙂
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. I envision quite the festive occasion there! 🙂 … Meanwhile, Cincinnati is currently getting a storm …. should be an interesting day with opposite sides of town getting vastly different results. So far I’m on the rain side.
Thanks so much, Frank. Hope it’s not too cold where you are. 🙂 Stay dry and warm.
A storm came through today … still here, but our side of town missed the brunt.
That is a priceless, magical Christmas. The smiles of joy and excitement on the children’s faces were just beyond words. Expressions of wonder and happiness. Merry Christmas my friend. I wish you and your family all the love, happiness, peace, great health and many awesome adventures today and everyday.
Thanks so much for all your good wishes, Island Traveler.It was a joy to see the little children’s faces as they opened their presents. 🙂
Everything is beautiful and picture perfect. What fun. Nothing is better than Christmas with kids! You definitely did something – many things right! Continued fun for your trip. 🙂
Thanks so much, Marsha. Still having busy fun here. 🙂
Have a very happy holiday season, AD!
Thanks so much. I hope your holiday was a really good one. Thanks for all the toemails over the past year. 😀
Merry Christmas to you and yours… 🙂
Blessing to you… !!
Thanks so much, Bams. Blessings to you too. 🙂
beautiful pics of a perfect looking Christmas – Merry Christmas
It all looks SO Christmassy! I love the tree and the stockings and the snow – what a beautiful Christmas for all of you 😉
Thanks so much, Dianne. Hope your Christmas day has been equally as good as mine. xx
Love the stockings! And the snow. Perfection for you.
Thanks, Jo. I’m having a wonderful Christmas here. 🙂
Merry Christmas ad and I cannot stop smiling I just love the excitement of Christmas your blog brings and shines of and out 🙂
Hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas, Flower. I’m so glad you enjoyed my pics. xx
Merry Christmas. Enjoy your day 🙂
Thanks so much, Judy. 🙂
Just beautiful neighbor….at least for the time being! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Enjoy your visit!
Thanks so much, Madeleine. Hope your Christmas has been a very happy one. 🙂
May you Christmas day be filled with love and laughter.
Thanks so much, Karen. Hope yours has been a very happy one too. 🙂
Merry Christmas! What a beautiful family!
Thanks so much, Lynda. Merry Christmas to you too. 🙂
Your grandkids are adorable. Having said that, let me greet you and your family a wonderful white Christmas and a happy new year.
One of these days, I will be able to catch up with reading your posts. I’m sorry – life got a little more hectic these last weeks. 🙂
Thanks so much, Imelda. The snow didn’t last but it looked really beautiful last night for the photo. I’m also very behind with visiting all my blog friends. I have 600 e-mails. 😯
WONDERFUL! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks so much, Francine. Hope your Christmas has been a lovely one. xx
How wonderful! Merry Christmas and enjoy the time with your family!:)
Thanks so much, Nicole. Hope you’re all having a beautiful Christmas day. 🙂
what wonderful photos of a beautiful family Christmas, and SNOW. I envy you. Merry Christmas. ciao, Carina
Thanks so much, Carina. Hope you had a lovely Christmas too. 🙂
Pictures that can only bring a BIG SMILE when viewed. They are the perfect example of a childs Christmas joy. Thank you for an extra smile today.
Merry Merry Christmas …
Glad you enjoyed the pics, Izzy. Hope you’re having a great Christmas day too. 🙂
Gee Santa moves quickly doesn’t he? It looks like a perfect Christmas, I hope you all have a fabulous day
Santa has to be real quick to get around to everyone. 🙂 Hope your Christmas day is also fabulous. xx
I have never had the privilege to see a white Christmas, it must be fantastic. It is very late Christmas night here, had a fantastic day with family and friends. Love your photos, a perfect family Christmas.
Merry Christmas and enjoy. 🙂
Hi there magsx2. Hope your Christmas has been a really happy one too. 🙂
Beautiful!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!
Thanks so much, RV. Hope you’re having a great Christmas too. 🙂
Merry christmas to you and your family! Max looks so cute in his batman pjs,love the last photos,
Thanks so much, matron. Hope you’ve also had a very happy Christmas day. xx
Melly melly Chlistmas to you and family! 😉
Thanks so much, TA. Hope your day has also been velly melly. 😀
Seems like a wonderful family Christmas! In Sweden we celebrate on the 24th, so we are over it now!
Thanks, Ann Christine. We’re having a great Christmas day here. The dinner is yet to come. 🙂
amazing tree and it must be great to be surrounded by little people at this time. wishing you much love & happiness during the festive season.
Thanks, Dallas. Yes it has been a really great Christmas, with all the little people. 🙂
Beautiful beautiful beautiful….. Merry Christmas.
Thanks so much, bdt. Hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas out there in the outback. 🙂
Lovely photos especially the outside one at the end. Merry Christmas. Ralph x
Thanks so much, Ralph. Hope your Christmas has been a very merry one. 🙂
Lovely thank you 😀
Looks like a lovely Christmas So far AD 😉
One day I will have to get me one of those – a White Christmas!!
Have a splendid day, all my love to you and yours 🙂
Fabulous Christmas so far, 68. We still have to eat dinner, but have had a delicious day so far. 😀 Love to you too. xx
What a lovely family Christmas you are having and I love that you are sharing it with us.
Thanks so much, Pommepal. Hope your Christmas has a been a very happy one too. 🙂
There is an Online Christmas Party at Marsha Lee’s Blog! Celebrating my birthday and Christmas! Feel free to stop by and celebrate! http://tchistorygal.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/renees-online-birthday-party/
How lucky, a white Christmas!
Yes it was lovely to see the snow, Tandy. It had mostly gone by morning though. 🙂
We are in Sydney, Australia right now so it’s already Christmas Day. We have just had our traditional seafood lunch – and sadly, we are having rain and a thunderstorm 😦
Merry Christmas Sylvia to you and your family.
Thanks so much, Marianne. Hope your Christmas was a really happy one. We still have to eat Christmas dinner here. 🙂
I wonder which reindeer chomped the carrot?
Have a happy white Christmas Day.
I wonder? 😀 Hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas too. 🙂 xx
May all the sweet magic of Christmas conspire
To gladden your hearts and fill every desire.
Thanks so much for the sweet Christmas wishes, Blossom. Hope you and your family have had a very happy day too. xx 🙂
A white Christmas, that’s awesome 😀
Yes, but the snow didn’t last long enough. 😦
I’m so happy for you and your family…. looks like the perfect Christmas! Enjoy!
(and yes, I DO believe you did something right! 😉 )
Thanks so much, dear Gunta. Sleep well, and have a lovely day tomorrow. Hugs to you.