Those Russell Girls: December 2006

Those Russell Girls

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Christmas at Mom's

Looks like I'm going to beat Mom to the punch in posting Christmas pictures. We had a wonderful time in the mountains visiting with Mom and Dad and with Donna and Alan - just wish Ryan had been able to get away in time.

Dad and Donna check out Alan's loot

Alan checks out Alan's loot!

Of course I'd like some more boiled custard, Mom!

Jeannette gets the family heirloom "deer box" this year!

Minerva wants out (again)...

I'll take some pictures of the "smoking monkeys" and post them later - oddly enough, I haven't been able to find any reference to them anywhere on the web, despite the fact that they were in the kitchen set of That 70's Show for at least a couple of seasons.

Hope you all have had a great Christmas and here's wishing you a stellar New Year!


Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas! I certainly am! It's been raining, foggy, and cold here all morning, which I love, since it makes the Christmas lights look beautiful and the fire so cozy. I'm really hoping for snow, and it is predicted for tomorrow! Tony, Jeannette, Donna and Alan came up Saturday. We all went out for a very early dinner, then came back to my house for dessert, snacks, and drinks. And, best of all - opening presents! I must've been very good, because I got some wonderful gifts: a tiny Canon digital camera & extra memory card, a mattress warmer, tabletop fountain, windchimes, Bird Guide book/cds, and more! I've had a great time today, playing with all my new stuff! We all had brunch at Don's Christmas Eve, before everyone went to celebrate at home and with their other families. We missed Ryan, but he will be home next Saturday for a week; it will sure be good to see him.
I hope you all will share some of your holiday traditions on this blog and pictures. I'll tell you later (when I can send pictures; you'd have to see pictures to really appreciate it!) about one of our family traditions - the "Smokin' Monkeys. I've tried to include some pictures of my tree and our family in this message, but I'm still having trouble. But, we'd love to see your pictures! Thanks to all for the cards; I've thoroughly enjoyed them! (I'm sorry! I was slack this year and didn't get cards sent!) A special thanks to all who sent children's pictures; I love getting those!
Merry Christmas; please let us hear from you all!