Daily Archives: December 25, 2021

All in All, A Really Great Christmas!

Unlike our kids, Chris and Brandi on Christmas morning, when they were up at 5am, Landon stayed up late and then slept in until a little before 9am.

Nice for all of us.

Landon may have been kind of blasé about Christmas because he thought he had already gotten his big present, his new computer system.

As it turned out, he was wrong.

While we waiting for him to wake up, Lowell got a roaring fire going on the TV,

Brandi Christmas 2021 Roaring Fire

and we had coffee and some of the Keto Blueberry Muffins I picked up from Gator’s yesterday.

But as soon as he was up, we were all in the living room for the Ceremonial Shredding of the Wrapping Paper as everyone opened their presents

Brandi Christmas 2021 Unwrapping Presents

Everybody got a lot of nice things.

Jan loves the warm shawl that she got from Linda, while Brandi and Lowell gave us two subscriptions to Storyworth, the service that asks you questions about your life, and then compiles them into a book at the end of a year.

Really neat.

And of course I appreciated the Amazon gift card I got from Chris and Linda too.

But to his surprise, Landon scored big too.

He got a new hoverboard to replace the one he got 2 years ago. He wore that one out after he outgrew it. So he was thrilled to get a new one.

But the big one, the one he was not expecting at all, was his first cellphone, an
iPhone 12. Brandi said he was pretty much the last one in his group to get one.

And since Brandi gave us his number ahead of time, he had a bunch of Merry Christmas texts to start off with.

Later Brandi got started on Christmas dinner by putting a couple of Beer Can Chickens in their big Traeger smoker. And they came out looking like this.

Brandi Christmas 2021 Beer Can Chicken

And they tasted even better than they look.

Along with the green beans, grilled potatoes,

Brandi Christmas 2021 Dinner Table

and the really delicious Hatch Green Chile Beer Bread.

Brandi Christmas 2021 Hatch Chile Bread

A fantastic meal.

Later, about 2:45 we packed up and headed back to Santa Fe, and a very angry Karma; who wondered where we had been.

All in all, a really great Christmas!

Thought For The Day:

“No one in this world, so far as I know …. has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.” – H.L. Mencken