Monday, December 10, 2007

The Stockings Are Hung

but not by the chimney. Since we have a woodstove instead of a fireplace I decided to use the bench by the back door to hang our stockings. There will be 21 of us here for our annual family Christmas weekend.We do a weekend Christmas early so the girls can be home with their children for Christmas and not have to travel. I have started filling the stockings but not finished yet.Melody was in charge of the schedule this year. The battle of the boxer shorts has a few protests but those that do compete I will post photos of each family in their sleeping boxers and let you vote on the best boxer family. Melody has a busy schedule for us to follow but we love having things planned out.

Kid’s Annual Ornament Making
Supper: Chili Cook Off (each family bring in your bestest pot of chili)
Boxer Fashion Show (each family will compete in “Battle of the Boxers)
Annual Movie Event: Christmas Vacation (including popcorn and hot chocolate)

Tree Decorating (this tree holds all the ornaments made each year at our weekend Christmas)
PopPop's Treasure Hunt

Annual Kid less Shopping Spree
Kids Crafts
Annual Happy Birthday Jesus Party
Annual Reading of the Christmas Story by Maggie Duncan
Socialize &Roam around Hidden Haven (just watch where you step)
Supper (our Christmas Dinner)
Open Presents
Annual Hay Ride and Christmas Caroling
Movie: Christmas Story (including popcorn and hot chocolate)

Open Stockings
Socialize and bid farewells


Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Wow, 21 stockings, that's alot of loot! LOl Enjoy your weekend!

Hope said...

Wow, Peggy! What a schedule! It all looks like such fun though! I can't imagine trying to get all my crew (which is not as big as yours!) together and on a schedule!!
I love the stockings all in a row!
I'm glad your kitchen stress is pretty much off of you so you can enjoy the time with family.
Have a great day,

Paula said...

Whew! What a gathering. How fun, though. I love big family get-togethers.

Lib said...

Hi Peggy,
Oh how sweet!I miss our big gatherings! So many has passed ,I'm very Thankful for our small gathering.:o)
I can't wait to see pics.
Your place sounds so warm, cozy and inviting.;o)
Merry Christmas to all!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

What fun!! I envy you with all of that company...i love those socks too..great..Sandy

Anonymous said...

Now that is alot of stockings..I love the pictures of the animals also.

PEA said...

Hmmmm sis??? I don't see MY stocking there???? hehe Wow, I don't think I've ever seen so many stockings hung up before...looks wonderful:-) Battle of the Boxers? Why doesn't that surprise me in this family? lol Love it!! Yup, I want pictures...lots of pictures. lol Sounds like it will be such a fun weekend:-) xox

Donna said...

Oh my! You guys really know how to have a Christmas blowout!

Terri and Bob said...

I love the stocking photo!

I love your schedule, too! This is one of those times when I wish I had a large family!

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Rachel said...

Love the dressed up animals in the previous post!!

I love all the stockings and the traditions that you have with your family. It sounds like so much fun!!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful time. I hope you post be best boxer family!!

Jeanne said...

I love all of your stockings!
Blessings my lovely friend.
Love Jeanne

Annie said...

I like your stocking arrangement!
I might have to start a Christmas movie night tradition with my family! It sounds like you will have a full weekend of fun and I cant wait to see the pictures you post after the weekend!

Anonymous said...

Oh ! I don't even need a stocking... just let me come sit in your corner and bask in all the fun!!! I am just terribly jealous!!!


Rosa said...

I think I'm a long lost distant cousin. Can I still come? Oh Peggy, you make things so special for everyone. I won't tell, but I think I just saw a feather fall from you (tucked angel wings perhaps?). You are just the best. xo