Christmas Odds and Ends

Betsy and George on Christmas Day.

First of all, I hope you all had a Christmas as wonderful as the one Betsy and I shared.  Every Christmas is special, but this one seemed to be extra wonderful.  I think part of the reason was that this was the first Christmas for a while on which we didn’t travel.  People came to us this year.

One of our Christmas traditions is to take a Christmas photo.  This year’s photo (above) was more informal than most have been.  Thanks to a roaring fire in the fireplace we wore T-shirts from Santa Claus, Indiana, given us by our good friends Judy and Charlie.

The mailman actually brought these on the day before Christmas, but we put the package under the Christmas tree unopened.  These beautiful mats came from Mary at Faith, Fabric and Photos.  They are absolutely beautiful and the rose patterns are perfect for us.

It’s another tradition at our house that Betsy comes up with a gift that is completely unexpected.  She did it again this year with this baseball cap.  The cap says ‘Don’t Forget My Senior Discount!  (I Know I Look Too Young For It)’  I’m sure there’s a message there, but I’m not sure exactly what it is!

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10 Responses to “Christmas Odds and Ends”

  1. MaryBeth Says:

    What a fun Christmas you all had and isn’t it nice to just stay home. That is what I did and most of my kids and their kids showed up and we had a good time.

    I wanted to have a fire in the fireplace too but we have a burn ban going so no go.

    A very nice Christmas photo—Love the hat.

    Happiness and joy to you two in the New Year. MB

  2. busy bee suz Says:

    What wonderful gifts George!!!
    Love your Christmas picture as well…you guys are so cute.

  3. Susie Says:

    That’s a sweet Christmas picture George! Ya’ll look like you enjoyed yourselves immensely.

  4. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    You made me smile.Thanks. That hat should bring an extra discount or two.Keep us informed.
    Blessings,Ruth

  5. happilyretired Says:

    Glad to know you enjoyed Christmas at home with family visiting. Love the cap from Betsy … it’s PERFECT 😉
    Hugs and blessings,

  6. Neal Says:

    It sounds like you guys had a great time. You can get Betsy a D90 for next Christmas if you don’t know what to get her. 🙂

  7. Becky Says:

    George, I just told Betsy that the love between you two is so evident that it’s infectious…what a gift to all of us…thank you…and loving that hat…

  8. Tricia Says:

    Hahaha That’s funny! Great to hear ya’ll had a good Christmas!

  9. Jen Says:

    Glad to hear you had a relaxing Christmas at home.
    Your hat is too cute !

  10. Hilda Says:

    Looks like a very cozy Christmas for the two of you. LOL at the cap! 😉

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