Mom went to bed about 8pm Christmas eve. I'm sure she was tired. The rest of us stayed up and visited. DD and I made it until 10:30pm and I think SIL and DH to about midnight. Christmas morning we got up and I made a breakfast of blueberry muffins, scrambled eggs with diced ham, sausages and orange juice. I jumped in the shower quick and then got the turkey in the oven around 10:15. Then we opened our stocking stuffers.
The day seemed to go by quick, just visiting. DH and SIL figured out how to use the game camera and set it up outside. We played a little bit of darts up in the bonus room. DD hit the bullseye her first try, LOL.
Dinner was about 3pm and turned out good. The turkey looked perfect golden brown and I didn't forget anything, like I did at Thanksgiving (sweet potatoes). We had given mom several crossword puzzle books, so she worked on one of those and DD and I worked on another book for awhile.
Mom loved my home and how everything was decorated for Christmas. It's definitely a good house for Christmas and Winter, being set in the mountains with trees all around and viewed through all the windows. Not that we hardly have company, but it sure was nice having 2 guest rooms available.
She's still so frustrating with her medications! I had reminded her the night before they came to make sure she brought her pills. DD asked her when she picked her up. So...instead of just putting her pill box in her bag, she puts several days pills in her old little pill box that is just for one time a day. She put her evening pills all in an empty day she wasn't using while here (ie Sunday). And I saw she brought several of the bottles. She told me she took Christmas morning, but that evening I had snuck upstairs and looked (and that's when I discovered she brought that other pill box) and there were still pills in Wednesday. Ugh. But, who knows if maybe she just took them out of her bottles? Yesterday morning, before they left I asked her if she took and she said "yes, I took my before eating breakfast one, but I still need to take my other morning pills" I asked her what happened to deciding to take all those morning pills at the same time, when she got up, and she said "oh, I just decided to wait". So, I'm sure now we'll be back to her forgetting those 2nd round of morning pills.
It really was too quick of a visit. I wish they would have stayed one more day. Basically we got them for about a day and a half is all :(. They got up and left at 8:30 yesterday morning.
Here's a few of my wonderful gifts I received
It was a very nice Christmas in our new home and I'm so glad DD, SIL and my mom were able to come. It's been really good that I've gotten to see them 3 times since Nov 1st. Now it will probably be several months, as we settle in for winter to really put it's hold on our area. Maybe a big snow on Sunday.