Posted by: flamingodebra | December 30, 2008

Christmas at the Flamingo

Sarah arrived Tuesday and we began to relax.  After a decadent luncheon of a variety of cheeses, crackers, sausages and smoked oysters we watched The Grinch.  On Wednesday, we picked out fabric for new Christmas stockings and assembled the famous McCracken half-a-tree… we attach the pole to the wall and  put branches on the front half only – we don’t have much room and it makes it look like there’s loads of presents under the tree!img_0604img_0603

Once that was all done, we began the traditional Monopoly game – I won, of course……Everyone – including the dog, slept in a bit on Christmas day and we had a leisurely morning opening gifts and Frank made breakfast.  Everyone was thrilled with their gifts, great books, cool clothes, jewelry (no diamond pendant for me) and I also got a Nintendo DS with the Brainage2 game and a cooking school game with recipes and the ability to put my shopping list on it.img_0612

Then we put the turkey in, Sarah did up the filling for the pecan pies.  I put them in an oven in one of the motel rooms.  It was warmer than I thought and I burnt the pies, a bit.  The rest of the dinner turned out just fine.  We were soooo stuffed that we all ended up lazing about and heading to bed early.  Boxing day we went looking for the second book in the Twilight series, got some movies and headed home to chill out.  We ended up with another foot of snow between Christmas day and the 27th – so we walked for breakfast, to get more movies and a few groceries to supplement our turkey leftovers.  On Sunday, Sarah’s plane was supposed to leave at about 1:30pm.  It snowed here until about 11am and the sun came out and it turned out to be a beautiful day!  The flight was cancelled anyway and Sarah ended up taking the bus home – it was an hour late leaving and then got stuck at the next stop so she got in to Calgary and went straight to work – what a kid.

I’ve spent the last couple of days quilting…Vita is wandering around looking for Sarah, me too.



  1. Sounds like you had an awesome family day! It is normal for me to burn something, usually it is garlic toast, but hubby took care of that on Christmas Eve!

    I saw a half-tree for the first time, for sale in Canadian Tire last week! You are so ahead of the times!

    Love the stockings. You made them up Christmas Eve? I’m impressed!

  2. Thanx Gloria! Hope that you and yours had a nice Holiday Season! Happy New Year!

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