Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Family Christmas Recipe

We had a great family Christmas at the Knox house!  ALL the kids were here. It was noisy and chaotic with much fun and laughter. Our recipe: lots of presents under the tree (any amount of presents will do),  add two grown sons & their beautiful wives, slowly stir in 5 grandchildren, (3 under 19 mo.), pour in three dogs (that are jealous of each other and the kids), top it off with two very proud grandparents (me and Bob) and two G.G's (great-grandparents - my mom and dad).  Then just chill and enjoy!  


The chill part is essential or nerves could get frazzled.  My oldest son and family went home yesterday and the other son and family from Spokane are still here.  That includes a 4 month old and a 19 month old.  Obviously there is no time yet for me to rest, but I'm enjoying every second with these babies.  They are sooooo cute!  My son has to fly back to Spokane on Saturday and then is spending a few weeks in Alaska for his job so his wife and kids are staying here until the end of January.   Today my two sons and families are spending the day together at oldest son's home, so I'm getting some much needed cleaning and laundry caught up.  


Last night, hubby and I babysat the two little ones while Brandon and Diana went on a dinner and a movie date.  Oh my - how did I ever do this 28 years ago?  I was 28 years younger, that's how!  It does make a difference.  But Brandon and Diana never get much time together without the kids so I wanted them to go out and enjoy.


We have some great pictures taken by my son, Austin, the photographer.  I'm just too busy and tired to download and post right now.  I'll definitely show them soon because they are just too adorable to not share!


It's 5:00 p.m. and for probably the first time in two weeks I am alone, so I'm going to take a hot bath with a glass of wine!







8 comments:

Lily Robinson said...

I never thought just having a bunch of family over could make me tired... then I got older! I really enjoy it, but it does take its toll.

Sounds like you had a marvelous Christmas! I'm sure you will enjoy spoiling the little ones for a whole month! You're going to miss them so much when they leave...

Theresa said...

Oh Nina, you deserve a bubble bath and that glass of wine! Sounds like a busy but wonderful time! I can't wait to see pictures of all of this craziness:) Enjoy your evening, sounds like that's exactly what you plan to do! HUGS!

DJan said...

I am so glad to hear you are taking some time for YOURSELF among all that Christmas holiday cheer!

Denise said...

Sounds like a wonderful recipe, mine was a smaller batch of the same, no daughters-in-law or grandchildren, just our three sons and a grand dog. Enjoy.

Valerie said...

You sound so happy ... busy but that's how you like it. You're going to have a great month with the grandchildren. Have a wonderful time. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Brenda Kula said...

What a great time you sound like you're having with the kids! Take a break when needed. And Happy New Year!
Brenda

BeautifulDees said...

Oh the holiday's....alot of fun, but alot of work for sure.
I have missed you lady. Come by sometime.
Love, Debbie

Sue said...

This post sounds like a wonderful family Christmas busy but the best kind! Wishing you and your family the most blessed and happy new year.
Sue

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