Saturday, December 26, 2009

Fa la la la la la la la la .

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! We surely did.

Do you have any clue how small your house gets when the entire family is home, and your sons, and grand sons are jumping and hopping over everything and everybody, shooting at each other with Nerf guns?

And then trying to retrieve their missing darts? LOL

We had a very enjoyable day and were very grateful to have all of our children, minus our future DIL who went home to visit her family in Sunny California, and all of our sweet grands home with us!!!!

This is our newest grand, little Evie with her auntie. I love the smell of babies don't you?

These, are my most wonderful slippers that my DD made for me! They are made out a recycled and felted wool sweater! They are soft and thick and comfy!
This is me today, even now, still wearing my PJ's . I plan to stay dressed just like this alllll the day long! LOL
I'll just slip on my boots and coat and go down the lane to visit my mom, and to go feed cows with my DH......... ( However, I did put my b_a on...I do have some modesty going on! ) :-)

I'm tellin you, it is a snackers haven here at the Stone House today! Left over turkey and ham an rolls for sandwiches, and chips enough to even satisfy my desires, not to mention chocolate in several forms, and green olives stuffed with blue cheese, some with garlic, and a big jar of the reg pimento stuffed ones! We have some pickled okra , avocados , and berry pie! There was some divinity, but we have already taken care of that.... LOL

These are our two little swaddled burrito baby girls! Having a nap on Granna's bed while we were playing cards a couple of Wednesdays ago. Truly? I had a hard time not buying some dolls for Christmas................ :-) I'll wait, but it will be hard! LOL

I just wanted to share a sugar free eggnog recipe with you all....We have a son with Type 1
diabetes, and we are huge eggnog fans here at the Stone house. Our son liked this recipe.

Sugar Free Eggnog
4 cups of milk
1 cup ReddiEgg or something like it
2 tablespoons real vanilla
4 tablespoons sugar substitute ( I use fructose)
whip it with a whisk and just before serving add a dash of nutmeg

You can use half the milk and add 2 cups vanilla ice cream instead, makes it thicker.

Hope you all are having a relaxing day today!


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh your little grandbaby burritos are just the your new slippers..I did not put on a b_a today..but I am dressed..look just like a bum too..putting away the decorations is a messy job..but I am just about done..Yeah I love the kitchen in "the house without a christmas tree" I love their house too...glad to see someone else watched it..another fav of mine is "young pioneers christmas" with Linda purl...have you seen that one? if not you must it will be a fav for you too..:) enjoy your day being comfy and cozy..I am looking forward to jumping back in my jammies and looking at a clean always feels bigger..but I do love my holiday decorations too..:)

denise said...

sounds like you had a wonderful day. the grand daughters are too sweet.

Julie Harward said...


Brenda said...

SUCH CUTE BURRITO BABIES! What FUN to have your family with you! Have a great weekend!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Well I must say Mercy that your holiday gathering sounded like's incredible how many people you can get in one room isn't it! lol

Oh those babies are tooooo cute - how adorable all wrapped up like that.

Glad everyone had so much fun!
p.s. thanks so much for visiting my blog - it's always great seeing your name pop up.


Jo-Anne said...

Oooo! Love the slippers!! They look so comfy!
Thanks for stopping by my blog....We had a wonderful, long talk with Mark. It did make for a fantastic day! :)
Your little babies are absolutley adorable! Lucky, lucky you! (I love the smell of a baby, too!)

Mimi Sue said...

That baby smell, nothing better, especially if it's a grandbaby. I thought maybe you had to speak. It is my least favorite thing to do. The days I have to speak I wish I was a Methodist! Haha Love those slippers. Did she have a pattern? Maybe she could do a tutorial. Looks warm and cozy. Glad you had a great day. Ours was crazy too. But crazy in a good way. I've been in my jammies all day too. Felt so good. Mimi

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh Mercy this post is just to sweet and my eyes were starting to tear up. It is exactly the Christmas I use to have and miss them so. Maybe next year. So happy that you had the prefect Christmas and I loved how you told us all about it. Made me feel like I was there.
Got to have those slipper though. lol
You head board picture is the best and those two bundles of joy are the sweetest picture I have seen in a long time.
Mercy you and your family are beautiful
Happy New Year
Also your so sweet for coming by and taking the time to give me this sugar free recipe for egg nog. It goes to the top of my list of things to try.
I got to see my little Type 1 Kaci yesterday and just my short visit there I had to hold her for three shots. There has to be a way to find a cure for this.

adsgram said...

Your get together sounded quite familiar. If I were you I would enjoy each 'girl' stage those Burritos go through. Too late for me because my 6 year old granddaughter was one of the loudest and most active Nerf gun wielders around here on Christmas Day. Her 8 year old brother got one, so she did, too. She has never played with a baby doll or Barbie in her life. She likes jewelry, dresses, hair ties for her bum-length hair and stuffed animals (she must have over 100 by now- her Daddy did, too). Grammie (who played with dolls 'til she was 13) has a guest room filled with dolls. I did try! sigh!

Happy New Year to you and yours...


Happy New Year!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

It me again Mercy. I had to show my friend your twins and the picture you took. This is just too cute.
Sweet Dreams

Eric and Caralee said...

Oh, those sweet little babies! I just love them all. I'm so glad you had a wonderful Christmas, it really is all about family! I love your slippers, and thank you for the egg nog recipe, I will definately try it!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Mercy,
Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. Here is the link for 'Design Mom':
Last year when I was reading her Blog, they lived in NY, but have since moved West.
Looks like everything was Very Merry at your place over Christmas! : ) My favorite pic was of the two little burrito girls at the end. Just precious! : )

joy said...

It sounds like you've had a great time with grandbabies and family. Happy New Year! Love, Joy