Grandma Barb’s This and That

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Santa Came!

Christmas Eve was spent with my family at one of my daughter's.  After we ate our evening meal and had just started to open our White Elephant gifts we heard a noise at the front door.  What to our surprise, in came Santa, Mrs. Clause and two elves.



They brought gifts for those that had been nice.   The rest of us must have been naughty as we didn't get any.  Two of my daughters got to sit on Santa's lap and get their gifts.





Then my daughter, Norma and her boyfriend were asked to sit by Santa.  Norma opened her gift of chocolates.


Then Randy opened his.  Inside was another box and he said, "oh, this one is for Norma"



Then he opened the box, got down on one knee, held out a diamond, and asked her to marry him.  We were all so surprised, looking at each other and saying "is this for real"?  Yes it was for real and no one knew about it except Randy, Santa and his helpers.  I didn't even get a picture of him as he was proposing.  Santa brought champagne and we all toasted the happy couple.

Here is the happy couple with Santa and his helpers.  



After all that excitement we went back to opening the White Elephant gifts.  In addition to that, I got some wonderful gifts from those amazing daughters of mine.  They gave me a new pair of PJ's, a gift certificate to a bed and breakfast, subscription to Lake Superior Magazine, and a gift certificate at Amazon.  I am going to use that to buy the book, "Are We Walking to Alaska" a true story written by my blog friend, JoAnn, at Scene Through My Eyes

I also spent Sunday and Monday with my friend, Eugene, and his family at the farm for their Christmas.  What a fun time that was and lots of good food!  My gift there was a gift certificate to the nursery for plants and flowers next summer.

I hope you all had as an amazing Christmas as I did with a few surprises too.

This will be my last post until 2014.
Wishing you all the best for the rest of this year and a Blessed 2014!
Until next time, thanks for visiting!
Barb

45 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, congratulations to you on gaining a son! and a congrats to him for carrying off a great surprise! :)

eileeninmd said...

What a happy time and surprise engagement? Congrats to your Norma and soon to be SIL. You gifts sound wonderful..Enjoy your week and I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

How exciting to have a wedding to look forward to in 2014! Happy Christmas week :-)

Carole M. said...

what a fun family gathering!! Congratulations to happy couple; he must've been sweating it out waiting for that moment!!

Prims By The Water said...

How wonderful! What a wonderful way to propose to your daughter. Janice

Terri Buster said...

Oh that's super news! I'll bet you all were surprised. Congrats to the couple, and see you in 2014!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a delightful post - the proposal is such a precious memory for all. Your photos of santa and good girls and boys are wonderful.

And I'm honored that you mentioned my book - and I hope you will enjoy reading it, as much as I enjoyed writing it. Be sure and get a photo of you with the book so I can post it on my blog. Merry Christmas - just a little late - it's been crazy, hectic fun here.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a delightful post - the proposal is such a precious memory for all. Your photos of santa and good girls and boys are wonderful.

And I'm honored that you mentioned my book - and I hope you will enjoy reading it, as much as I enjoyed writing it. Be sure and get a photo of you with the book so I can post it on my blog. Merry Christmas - just a little late - it's been crazy, hectic fun here.

Beth said...

How exciting. I loved this post, such happy news.

Buttons said...

Oh I am gaining a son too it must be the time of year:) Congrats to both of us....oh yes and to the happy couple:). What a great Christmas you had and so much more to come. Merry Christmas. Hug B

Pamela Gordon said...

Well, wasn't that an exciting Christmas party! Congratulations to your daughter and her fiance. I enjoy getting gifted cards but don't very often. :) I wish you all the best for this new year of 2014, Barb! God bless. Hugs, Pamela

Judy said...

How exciting! Congratulations to the happy couple.

Deanna said...

Oh what a cool way to propose...congrats to the couple and looks like you had a merry, merry Christmas!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, Barb, what a wonderful Christmas surprise! Your daughters are truly beautiful and everyone looks so very happy! I have read JoAnn's wonderful book and I know you will love it! Congratulations on your growing family! xo Hugs, Karen

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh, what a wonderful surprise for your daughter and how romantic! Congrats to the happy couple! I loved reading about your fun Christmas, Barb. Enjoy the holidays and we'll see you next year!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh Barb, I too am so glad I found you! Have a great week and see you "next year" {2014} lol

ladyfi said...

A Christmas proposal - how lovely!

Lynn said...

what great family time, and congratulations to the happy couple, this is the third Blog wedding announcement I've read this morning, such fun!

Beth Edwards said...

looks like a wonderful Christmas. my Dad - gosh can't recall now many Christmas seasons ago it was ... but he had never given my mom a diamond. only a wedding band. it was the best Christmas ever ... we were all crying. it was beautiful. thanks, for sharing with us... very special. ( :

Amy Burzese said...

How nice, Barb! Congratulations to the happy couple and to you! Happy New Year!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

OH! You had a fabulous Christmas!

Debbie said...

what a wonderful christmas surprise!!

love your warm family images!!

Nancy Claeys said...

What a fantastic way to propose! And fun too.

Thanks so much for stopping by on your break, Barb -- looking forward to visiting you in 2014. xo

Tanya Breese said...

oh my gosh, what fun!!! happy new year!!

Jann Olson said...

What a wonderful Christmas surprise! Congrats to the happy couple. Wishing you a wonderful '2014'!
hugs,
Jann

Brian King said...

How cool! It sounds like it was a true surprise! I'm glad you had a great Christmas!

Zoey said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful time. How exciting to witness the proposal! Happy new year, Barb!

Mersad said...

Congratulations from me too! All the best!

Olive said...

How exciting is that? Congrats to them:}

Far Side of Fifty said...

Well that is exciting...now you have a wedding to help plan! Happy New Year! :)

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

What a fun and exciting Christmas! It's funny how you didn't get the picture, he shocked everybody!! sounds like he'll be a fun addition to your fun family! Happy New Year!

frumarit said...

So cozy Christmas pictures, you had a nice time with Santa and your loved ones I see.

Thank you for your kind comments with me it makes me so happy, happy new year to you and yours, hugs from Marit.

Our photos said...

What a wonderful Christmas surprise! Congratulations to happy couple.
Greetings, RW & SK

Vee said...

What an exciting evening! I would have been wondering what was going on, too! See you in 2014!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Delightful, festive, fun and loving Xmas photos ~ Happy New Year to you ~ thanks for visiting ~ carol, xxx

Audrey said...

What fun ... you are so blessed.
Happy New Year.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Kathy said...

What a wonderful Christmas Eve! Hoping for a wonderful new year for you and your family.

My Little Home and Garden said...

I'm glad you had a happy Christmas, Barb, and a new reason to celebrate with an upcoming wedding.

-Karen

Julie Hargreaves said...

wishing you a happy new year

Navigating Northward said...

Wow - that is a Christmas that you'll never forget! A very happy new year to you.

Elaine said...

What a delightful Christmas surprise. Looks like you are gaining a wonderful SIL! Wishing you a very happy New Year!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Barb;
What a wonderful Christmas you had; Congratulations to you and all of your family for upcoming wedding♡♡♡

May the year 2014 will be the Happy and Prosperous one!!!

Lots of Love and Hugs to my friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

W. Latane Barton said...

Oh my word, what an exciting Christmas you had... and what a surprise proposal. I wish them all the happiness in the world.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow what a happy, fun and surprising Christmas. May the New Year be as happy. MB

Laurel Stephens said...

What a FUN surprise! Happy New Year, Barb!