Friday, December 27, 2019

Christmas Day at the Brandson's



It was a pretty low key Christmas in our household this year.  Just the four of us.  David made a rather treacherous drive from Edmonton, dividing it over late afternoon and evening of the first day, and all the daylight hours of the second.  The second day was bad, blizzards, stuck for an hour and a half at the summit of the highway, waiting for the road to be plowed and the semi drivers to get the chains on their trucks, which were blocking the road.  It was such a relief when he finally arrived at dusk on the Friday before Christmas.  

Christmas morning I was the first one up and wandered around turning on Christmas lights and snapping a few pictures.








The outside animals are all taken care of first, and then the dogs are fed, and then us.  We had some leftover chicken/bacon/sweet potato/onion/egg patties left over from supper the night before, and they made a nice brunch meal.

A few years ago we said we didn't want any more gifts.  We do fun little stocking stuffers, and of course there are random things I find at the thrift stores for a dollar or two that I think *may* be useful.



In the afternoon we took the dogs for a walk down on the dyke.  I thought that would be a good place to do our annual Christmas photo, and Larry insisted on taking the tripod, which in retrospect was a good idea.  ( I was coming up with ways we could manage without it).  By the time we got there the light was already fading.  Everyone else and their dog seemed to be there, so it took us a bit to get along to the swimming hole.  

These were the only three posed pictures taken, so I'm pretty happy they came out as good as they did.




Jake had had enough by this point.



Tucker even had an actual swim!








I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, full of love and laughter, with family and friends.

6 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas! No snow for you! Fun to see your photos, pet Jake for me:)

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  2. I always enjoy people's photos and yours are no exception. Looks like it was a good Christmas. I'm sure glad David arrived safely!!

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  3. It is a worry when people drive long distances. We drove to Chicago and it was our kids that worried about us. Your photos are so great and I always love the dogs. We miss our border collie a lot. I can see you had a great Christmas

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  4. I can imagine how happy you were when David pulled into the driveway. I love you family photos. Love your Christmas light necklaces. You have a nice family and dogs too. Happy New Year to you all.

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