Merry Christmas from the Kubeczkas

Sunday, December 28, 2014
Another year is coming to an end and it's always hard to believe how fast time is moving! We had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.

We spent Christmas Eve with the Kubeczka side of the family. I brought stuff for the kids to decorate Christmas trees and I think it was a big hit!
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This was an easy, fun project I am going to have to remember to do next year!
Yes, that does say JJ Watt on my daughter's plate!!
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I tried to get a picture of all the cousins together...
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Adalynn was ready to move on to something else after just a couple snaps! LOL
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The littlest one usually calls the shots!

Christmas morning our sweet darling babes woke us up at 6:30AM to let us know that Santa had come!! They were so excited to see Santa had eaten their cookies and drank all the milk and left goodies for them! Love to see Christmas magic through their eyes!
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Unwrapping the gifts from Mommy & Daddy!
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And it's become a tradition, especially since my kiddos wake up so early, that after we see what all Santa brought we run out for breakfast...and yes, the kids go in their pjs ususally (Emma can only do that about one more year)! And yes, Aaron is wearing his boots with his pjs!!! I love little boys! LOL
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After everything was open & we'd enjoyed breakfast, the games were on...I love that games from our childhood are back and the kids love them!
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And even daddy got a fun game this year!
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My parents come over for lunch on Christmas Day every year, too and after we ate the games were on again - Teta has a pretty good arm!!
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Then yesterday we had Christmas for the Wells side of the family - my mother's maiden name. And for the first time we let the kids get in on the adult game...they had their own kid pile to choose from. I think they were bored once their turns were up, though! I mean, with nearly 40 people this game takes a while!! I think next year they might go back to playing on their own again!
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This Christmas was our first without Grannie and it was hard. She was with us, though in an amazing way. Grannie kept a quilt journal and for Christmas mother gave each of us grandchildren one of the quilts that Grannie made and a copy of the page in her journal about the quilt. Mine was a Dutch Doll quilt (I need to take a picture of it) and I could not have asked for anything better this Christmas.

This one went to my cousin Chuck - a Double Wedding Ring - I think he might have quilted a few stitches on it when he was little and Grannie was quilting it.
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This is my brother and our cousin with theirs...
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And my sisters with theirs...
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I didn't get a picture of my other brother with his quilt.

I have several quilts that Grannie has made me over the years for different occasions. She made the Dutch Doll quilt in the 70s when I was very little and in the journal she wrote that it was for me and to eventually pass it on my daughter...Emma is going to have some amazing pieces of her history one day.

We came home early this morning and it's been cold and wet all day. A good day to be lazy. I thought about taking down the Christmas decorations...but instead I played with the ornaments! LOL
Playing around with my ornaments tonight before they get boxed up this week!
JOY!! πŸŽ„
For me??? 🎁🎁🎁 (Last one...promise!)
I love long exposure, twinkling light pictures! I'm off all week so I am sure I'll slowly get the house back in order this week. I have some projects to work on this week, too. I'm redoing our bedroom - taking the decor in a totally new direction...I will post more on that later. And we bought a new table in East Texas that I have to drive back to get one day, so I'll share more on that one, too later.

We had a blessed holiday! I hope you and your family did, too! Now it's time to get this new year rolled in!!!