We had a great Christmas. We drove to MD with our two dogs and on the way we stopped at an antique mall that advertised it was “pet friendly.”
We spent Christmas with DS#3 and his wife and our wonderful granddog, Ponce.
Over the three days we were there we were treated to lots of good food and fun. Our DIL is of Swedish descent and she is oh, so proud of it. So she gave us a traditional Swedish Christmas.
Here we have bacon fried brussel sprouts, ham, and Swedish meatballs for a Christmas Eve smorgasbord. There was lots more but since I took this picture from her blog, this was all she shot. And later that evening we “waddled” to a wonderful Christmas Eve service, attended by many members of her family.
On Christmas day we opened presents. We had a great time, again.
Here is DH, and the puppies, doing a good job of getting that gift out of it’s wrapping.
And here am I doing the same thing. The owl decanter was a gift from our son and daughter-in-law. They know how I love hollow glass owls.
And this was the gift our DIL commissioned for DS#3. Ponce was trying to decide if he was looking in a mirror or not.
Because of the snow storm heading for the east coast, we decided to leave a day early, on the 26th. We left early in the morning and drove down I95, headed for SC or even FL to avoid the storm. Well, that didn’t happen and about 20 miles south of Richmond we hit ice. And, yes, it was not a good thing.
This is what happens when your car does a 90 degree turn on the interstate and then slides into a ditch. We had to be pulled out, the car was not drivable, and is still in VA to be repaired. No one was hurt, the puppies were so good while we went through this event but we were all grateful to be home again. We will be driving back up to VA to get my car but not until sometime in January: next year.
I must say that throughout this experience we were blessed by being helped by the nicest of people. And that made it not nearly as bad as it could have been.
I finally was able to get back into the studio this afternoon and hope to have something quilty to report for Design Wall Monday.