The photo ornaments and magnets were a big hit with the family. In fact, they were such a hit that when my sister and her daughter have been shopping since Christmas they have bought me more glass balls at sale prices to use for more ornaments.
We had a lovely Christmas starting with Dad's birthday and Christmas Eve services and gift opening. There were kids everywhere and someone must have gifted many of us with a cold. That did not hit until later in the week thankfully. Christmas day was spent first at home, then at cousin Chuck's house for the extended family celebration then at Jen's and John's for Christmas dinner. It was all wonderful.
Then the cold came. A few years ago I made up songbooks and cd's for Christmas and one of the songs I found was The Three Stooges singing "I Got A Cold for Christmas" and that is what has been running thru my mind this whole time. Both my husband and myself and Mom and Dad came down with the cold as well as other family members in other homes. We spent a quiet New Year's Eve in our own homes as a result and enjoyed it. Most New Year's are spent at Mom and Dad's with hilarity and food and dominoes and food and kids and ... you get the idea. This year it was hubby and the cats and dogs and me. We got to eat the whole meat and cheese tray (still working on it) ourselves and I cut up some of the fudge the churchmen make each year (still working on that, too). But all in all, I enjoyed? the family illness more this year than last when we gave each other the Norovirus for New Year's.
Happy belated New Year!