Christmas 2007

My family celebrated Christmas yesterday (Sunday) because our boys and their gals needed to juggle between families. It was a nice, relaxing day… but the events leading up to it were not!!! My mother-in-law fell and broke her pelvis in 3 places on Friday night. She thought she was just bruised, and went to bed, but Saturday morning she couldn’t walk and was in extreme pain. We took her to the hospital where they X-rayed her. She will need to be in the hospital for 5-7 days at least, or until they can get her up and moving enough to get herself to the bathroom. She’s NOT very happy! So my father-in-law is fending for himself – something he is NOT good at. He came over yesterday as well to celebrate with us. He LOVED the afghan I knitted for him! We had a buffet-style meal, lots of snacks and finger foods so people could help themselves. The photo (left) is son Sean and my grandson Jacob (who will be 4 in May).

Jacob had SO much fun – and was so well behaved! We had lots of presents for our granddaughter-to-be, Samantha, who arrives on Feb. 15th (which is also my mother-in-law’s birthday). First baby girl in several generations in our family.

We met Loren’s girlfriend Margaret for the first time yesterday and quickly saw why she’s so special to him. What a lovely girl!!! This is not a good photo, but I wanted to include it.

I gave my daughter-in-law Kim a cute painted sweatshirt… keeping the sweatshirt unbuttoned lets her wear it – over the baby bump! It has the Eiffel Tower on it and on the left, a girl painting the tower on an easel.
Dean and I will open presents to each other Christmas morning, then go visit his mom in the hospital.
Have a Merry Christmas, everyone!