Junie's Place: Our Christmas Day ~ 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Our Christmas Day ~ 2008

( more of our Christmas here and here ! )


On Christmas Eve I didn't get to bed until around 2:00 AM, so I slept later on Christmas morning!

Charles had said he'd get up to get the dinner going. He always likes to make the cornbread for the dressing, anyway, and this time I was more than happy to leave it to him! :)

Zach had awakened me early, to say goodbye and Merry Christmas, before leaving for Orlando; but I was so tired I just had to hang in there awhile...and let things unfold in the kitchen without my help! By the time I got up (probably around 9:00) things were well under way and we were able to get the dressing/stuffing together and the turkey stuffed and in the oven by 10:00.

It would require almost 4 hours of cooking time! We would have our Christmas dinner ready about 2:00!

I must say this was a perfect turkey dinner...stuffed turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn, sliced tomatoes, candied sweet potatoes, rolls, cranberry sauce...carrot and celery sticks/with veg-sour cream dip... AND LOTS of desserts! I didn't make my banana pudding this time, though! :( We all missed it, too!

We had a fine Christmas Day!
(but we missed Zach)

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!


(Junie Rose)

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At 2:03 PM , Blogger Anvilcloud said...

The turkey looks great. Sounds like you had a good day once you perked up a bit.

At 2:50 PM , Blogger Sally said...

Yummy! The food looks and sounds wonderful! Love the pictures of your family. So glad you had a great day. Hope you will have a great New Year also!! :)

At 3:34 PM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Hi AC,

Yes, we had a good Christmas!

( the stress level was high this season for a lot of different reasons but we made it work~ as families usually do!)

Here's hoping for a good 2009 for everyone!


At 3:37 PM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Sally,

A turkey dinner with all the trimmings is my favorite food-and we always manage to have ours turn out good! LOL-I guess practice makes perfect-and C. and I have been doing this for a looong time now!

Happy New Year to you and your family-and to ALL of us!



At 7:55 PM , Blogger Donna said...

Looks like everyone had a grand time of it!! Great looking turkey!!! Get some rest Miss Junie!!!hughugs

At 8:13 PM , Blogger Fred said...

Send me directions next year. We can be there in a few hours. :)

At 10:16 PM , Anonymous momma said...

Well we both got our wish yo have family with us!

At 10:41 PM , Blogger Kerri said...

Junie, glad to hear you had such a lovely celebration with your family. Lucky you to have a warm Christmas!
Thanks for the Christmas wishes. Wishing you joy and many blessings for the New Year.

At 9:20 AM , Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

Hi Junie Rose!!
Looks like a wonderful festive holiday for you and your family!!

I'm here to send along wishes for a very Happy New Year for you.

At 2:29 PM , Blogger Judy said...

Your meal sounds just wonderful and the turkey looks so juicy and good. Makes my mouth water looking at it. Loved all the pictures. Happy New Year to you and your family.

At 5:45 PM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...






( :) -yep-Fred we are only about 100 miles up from you guys! Just a short drive - so come on up! )

Thanks to all for your good wishes and your friendships! Means a lot to me! :)

Wishing a Happy New Year for all of us!


At 9:34 PM , Blogger Sarah said...

Junie, I've enjoyed all of your Christmas pictures. You are blessed with a sweet, beautiful family! Glad you had a Merry Christmas. Happy New Year!


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