To each his own. To me my own.

Christmas in Boogertown

It’s very entertaining to me to learn the nickname of the area I now live is called ‘Boogertown’. When I first saw it listed that as my location on social networking sites, I honestly thought it was a joke. It’s not! Well, it’s probably a pretty good joke for the people to the north of us. πŸ™‚

It’s true – I live inΒ Boogertown. Hey, at least I’m outside the city limits.

I’m just about ready for the Christmas holidays to be upon us, good thing because it’s happening quickly. I got about the best news ever last night when Keith confirmed that his daughter will be here for Christmas – that means we’ll have BOTH our daughters home for the Holidays! We’re so excited about it, you just can’t get any better than to have your kids together at home on the most important holiday (to me, anyway) of the year. My own family gets together and celebrates on Christmas Eve – my mother, her husband, uncle and aunts – and Christmas Eve will be held here at our house this year. (Did I mention we’ll also have our daughters with us this year?)

‘The Stockings Are Hung By The Chimney With Care…’ Β  (the one in the middle is Camille’s)

We’re already hot on the planning of the Christmas Eve menu. So far I have on the roster a turkey breast, dressing, meatballs, broccoli casserole, cranberries, my Mom’s most famous potato salad, a cheeseball, and many many other delectable goodies. My family will open up presents to each on the Eve, then later in the evening when everyone leaves we’ll all four have a family Christmas with our girls. The fire will be going, Christmas carols on, the lights outside twinkling. Christmas morning Keith and I will get up and cook our special breakfast, and let the girls sort through their stockings full of goodies. After that, we’ll pack up the car to head to Keith’s sister’s house for his side of the family’s Christmas. Just the mere thought of it all is so very magical to me – I already know it’s going to be a Christmas we’ll remember for the rest of our lives.

What have you all got planned for the Christmas holiday?Β β™₯


14 responses

  1. Mom~

    Sounds lovely!!! Hey, I love what you have done with the mantle. It’s gorgeous.

    December 11, 2011 at 11:34 am

    • Thanks Mom! I can’t wait for us all to get together that night. I look forward to it every year, but am especially looking forward to it this year! πŸ™‚

      December 11, 2011 at 11:44 am

  2. Felicia

    Beautiful mantle!

    December 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    • Thanks, Felicia! πŸ™‚

      December 11, 2011 at 5:15 pm

  3. Sounds like awesome Christmas memories in the making! ~Hugs~

    December 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    • Exactly, E. And I love doing that! Hugs back. πŸ™‚

      December 11, 2011 at 5:16 pm

  4. Sounds very fun. I want to eat the roster a turkey. It’s unfamiliar to me.

    December 12, 2011 at 8:14 am

  5. I’m sorry Cocomino – a roster is kind of like a list. So the main course will be turkey breast! I love good food, that’s why I enjoy your food posts so much. πŸ™‚

    December 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

  6. Sounds like it will be a lovely Xmas!

    December 12, 2011 at 10:12 am

    • Thanks Vix!! πŸ™‚

      December 13, 2011 at 8:25 am

  7. I’m a broccoli fiend. What’s in the casserole? I’m always looking for something new to do with broccoli.

    December 13, 2011 at 9:59 am

    • I just texted him for the recipe! (That’s right, Keith makes it, and it looks as good as it tastes!)

      It’s two 10 oz packs of chopped broccoli, one can cream of mushroom soup, 2 cups of grated cheese, 1 cup of Dukes mayonnaise and top with crushed Ritz crackers – bake at 350 until cracker top is browned. Simple but delectable…

      Of course, you can substitute the Dukes. But Keith won’t. πŸ™‚

      December 13, 2011 at 11:07 am

  8. This post reminded me of my childhood days — when I used to hang socks on our windows.

    December 13, 2011 at 8:15 pm

  9. The season is indeed magical, and brings about fond memories. Thanks for stopping in and commenting, Sony!

    December 14, 2011 at 7:42 am

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