Even though it wasn’t Christmas Day yesterday we managed to make the best of it by simply pretending it was. Like we normally do on Christmas we exchanged gifts and enjoyed a wonderful dinner prepared by Paulette. It was all the more fun, of course, by having Mason here for his first Christmas. We also enjoyed the company of the newlyweds, our granddaughter Jessica and husband Carl.
It seemed like a full house as we had eight of us around the table including Maggie who came over on the morning ferry from Vancouver and granddaughter Mikayla who got a ride up with Carrie. Maggie, Carrie, Mason and Mikayla slept over Saturday night but Jessica and Carl had to go back down to Victoria after dinner as they had an event to attend early Sunday morning.
Paulette decided not to make a Turkey for dinner as everyone will probably be having Turkey for Christmas in a few weeks. Instead, she made baked Lasagne and it was, as usual, terrific. We had a fresh salad and garlic bread so it was just perfect and left lots of room for a dessert of Pumpkin Pie and ice cream.
It was nice to finally be able to sit down in our living room with Jessica and Carl before dinner and here more about how they met and what their plans are. Carl is pursing an apprenticeship as an Electrician which I think is a really smart thing to do. Trades persons of all kinds are in extremely high demand here in B.C. right now with a huge volume of ship building and construction on the horizon. Jessica is going to go back to school.
After dinner, I made a fresh pot of coffee and we all sat in the living room, chatted and laughed as we recalled stories of Christmas’ past. We all ate too much I’m sure – at least I know I did. There were tempting plates of butter tarts, Nanaimo bars and all kinds of other goodies everywhere and it was hard to pass by without taking “just one more”!
Around 8pm, all the girls gathered in the family room to watch Love Actually on Netflix. Drives me crazy. This has to be the 10th time they’ve seen this movie and I’ll bet the 10th time was just as bad as the 1st. it did give me a good excuse to head into my computer room and write this blog though. I had Mason with me for a while and he was quite happy to just watch what was happening on the computer screen.
By 10pm, we were all beat and everyone headed for bed. It was a great day with family and we all enjoyed it.
Have a great Sunday, and thanks again for visiting!