Wednesday, December 26, 2007

OUR NOËL


When I was a little girl, our tradition was ...Christmas eve, we went to bed early because santa couldn't come unless we were asleep. At the strike of midnight we were wakened to come open our gifts. The days before Christmas gifts from our parents and family were put under the tree but that special moment at midnight, we were all sleepy eyed and rosy cheeked...we were filled with excited wonder at seeing the gifts that Santa left us...they were never wrapped, they were always just there, set up and ready to play with, like on display. But before doing anything, we had to check to see the baby jesus in his bed of hay in the manger and remember it was why we were celebrating Christmas. We then proceeded to open all our gifts...play with them, eat whatever was set out and be up till the wee hours. Happily bring out gifts to our rooms and sleep in late Christmas morning.

I continued this tradition with my own daughter.


Now that she is almost 18...we do much of the same thing, except have her or her niece Chantal go to bed lol. But they still have to wait till midnight. My neice Chantal has celebrated Christmas with us since her mom died when she was 11 yrs old. This year was no exception, but this year she brought her son Kayshawn, now 7 months old, and his dad Jeff . Her father (my ex brother in law) Sylvain, also spent the evening of Christmas eve with us.


Here are a bunch of pics of them...if u click on anyone of them, it will bring u to many more loaded in my flickr page...hope u enjoy.


Me and the dogs ofcourse lol...


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The kids playing Monopoly, killing time till midnight lol..


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Kayshawn with his granddad Sylvain...


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Jeff and Chantal..


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Cleo and her bf Dave...


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Chris and the dogs...


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Me and Kayshawn..


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Christmas day...Me, Kayshawn and ofcourse the 3 dogs....Can Shinoo be anymore relaxed lol.....


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Many more pics in flickr but u get the picture lol...we had a great Christmas...we enjoyed the time spent together and everyone got spoiled. We have much to be thankful for.....


I hope you all had a terrific Christmas or holiday...from my family to yours....Joyeux Noël...



8 comments:

Leigh in Atlanta said...

you certainly have a beautiful family.

michele sent me to say hello

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Suxch sweet sweet pictures, Moon..What a very BEAUTIFUL Family you have....And the Dogs! Just Datling! I did laugh when I saw how TRULY relaxed that one was....ALL very sweet, my dear. A Very Blessed Christmas!

Oscar Peterson: There truly was no one like him....And he was an Interbational "STAR" in the truest sense.....It was, from what I read, MOST unusual to have a Commemorative stamp given in your Country----From what I read, only "royalty" has been given this honor....except this fantastically talented man...! I have watched and listened to the three Videos over and over....He was Amazing, in every way---And with such Heart.
Truly, I could have put 6 or 8 more videos in this post...But I think the three I chose show his Virtuosity and his warm emotional heart!

kenju said...

Great photos, Moon, and the dogs are precious! I am surprised that they relaxed so well in the presence of the baby.

Pez said...

Merry Christmas!

kelley said...

just the way Xmas should be. ty for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Monette,,,so amazed how much you have changed since the June 07 pic where your holding Kayshawn. He has grown so much,,,while you've shrunk so much,,your looking awesome! keep it up! James Sinclair

Bob-kat said...

I love how different families have their own Christmas traditions :) It looks like you had a great time! I hope you have an equally great New Year! Great pics.

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

You have the neatest hair. :-)

Michele sent me.