Bless Debee's heart, she'd just had surgery two days before but she still wanted us there. We had a wonderful time! Yummy food, lots of laughs and tons of love. Maw was smiling down on us for sure.
Debee puts up three beautiful trees every year! Here are just a few of her many ornaments on her Georgia Bulldog tree.
Instead of exchanging gifts every year, we do an ornament swap and it's so much fun. Everybody brings one, everybody gets one. We started with the youngest to the oldest this year. Everybody gets up, goes up to the tree and chooses a gift. I got a most appropriate orange tabby kitty ornament and Larry got a Santa cowboy. We loved 'em! Ami took this picture of us as Larry was coming back to his chair.
When we left, we went antiquing with Ami and Brian at the antique shops in nearby Bolingbroke. I was in Vintage Santa Heaven at this store! I actually hollered when I saw this little section. Ami got to it first and tried to tell me to move on, there was nothing to see there. Ha!
I ended up getting this sweet little Santa...
And this little angel with the broken hand. None of us are perfect, right?
We separated our gifts into piles of which ones are going where and had hummus and crackers and cheese (and peanut butter fudge!) for supper.
Last weekend before the big day! I was oh so happy to be snuggly warm in my little house with my love and our furbabies and not out there in the crazy shopping my feet off! Four days left!!