Saturday, January 8, 2011


This year Eric and I got to go to Colorado for Christmas.  I was excited because Eric could finally experience a DeLange Christmas like they were when I was little.  We spent the evening with my grandparents, aunt and uncle, 3 of my cousins, and their children.  We always have cheese soup and clam chowder to eat.  I LOVE both of these soups.  We had pies galore and apple pudding.  Also very delicious.  After stuffing ourselves the little kids acted out the Nativity.  My brother Jason also joined in by playing the donkey:)  It was pretty cute.  Afterward we played a mixed up Christmas story, a family tradition, and then we played the chimes, another tradition.  It had been 4 years since we had all been together for these traditions.  It was great.  After visiting awhile longer, we left to go home to open our Christmas PJ's.  I always look forward to getting cute new PJ's to wear for the year.

Mary riding the donkey with an angel in the background.
Christmas day was very relaxing.  We woke up around 9 and walked downstairs in true DeLange style, youngest to oldest!  Santa made it to my parents house and brought us some great stuff.  I really got lucky this year.  Some highlights are the  beautiful bracelet Eric got me from Brighton, snowshoes from Santa, and a food processor from my parents.  Thank you everyone for the wonderful gifts!!

After opening our gifts we ate a delicious breakfast prepared by my mom.  My other grandparents came over in the afternoon and then we ate a delicious ham dinner.  Later in the evening we web-chatted with my brother's family.  We sure missed them this year.  To finish off the Christmas day we watched Inception.  It was a great Christmas holiday.  I'm glad I got to spend it with my family. 


chelsea said...

your traditions sound so cute and cozy and yummy Alli! Sorry we missed each other over the holidays :(