Here are just a few pictures from Christmas day at the ranch. It was definitely a white Christmas, snowing all day (17 inches at last measurement).
On Christmas morning, we woke at leisure, some more leisurely than others (I was pounced on by two brothers and a black spaniel), opened our stockings, and enjoyed yummy plates of eggs benedict. I'm pretty sure we didn't start the tree until close to 2pm. I'm a big fan of a long drawn out Christmas. The longer it lasts the better (others in my family may disagree).
|Santa knows what the boys like!|
|Patrick kept us entertained...|
|...and so did Granny (Santa brought us all Kazoos...what was he thinking?!!)|
When we finished our gift exchange, we had lost the sunlight, but there was still a need to stretch the legs. The boys headed out for a snowshoe, and mom, dad, and I, walked up the road to visit the horses and give them a little gift of some extra Christmas Hay.
|View of the back side of the cabin from the road.|
Prepping for dinner...
|Turkey is out of the oven (16 lbs)|
We ended the day with a huge Turkey dinner, a round of 'Guesstures', tea, and treats. After everyone else was asleep, I checked out Christmas day pictures of the Royal Family on their way to Church, and watched the Queen's address (shocking, I know).
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and happy Boxing Day!