Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Historic St. Charles, Missouri


Well here are the same kids from the last post, in the same order, but about 12 years later! We had a wonderful time over the weekend in historic Old Town St. Charles, Missouri. You can't tell from this photo, but the streets and shops were all aglow with twinkling lights. There were carolers, and historical Christmas figures in costume, like the characters from Charles Dickens. There were people roasting and selling chestnuts on the street corners. We shopped for little trinkets and antiques and then went out to dinner. It was so much fun. We have been enjoying the warmth of the fire at home, listening to Christmas music, and baking and eating cookies! I am happy to say that all my shopping is finally done and we are relaxing as we wait for Santa! After Christmas the hustle and bustle will return because I am hosting my family's Christmas on Saturday. There will be 22 of us (my parents, sisters and their families) exchanging gifts. I am still working on the menu which will be finger foods since I can't seat us all at once. I'm sure the wine will be flowing and a good time will be had by all!

8 comments:

Jen said...

Wow! Your son's hair got curly from when he was little! You children are very good looking bunch. I hope you have a very nice Christmas this year! I got my Angel and Kitty painting yesterday and I just love her. I hung her on my wall in my bedroom.
We celebrate Christmas and Hannukah because I was raised Christian and my husband is Jewish. So our children have the best of both worlds I guess. They get so many presents it is rediculous! Laugh.

Warm wishes to you and your family!
Merry Christmas!

Jennifer

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Chris,
Have a most wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2009!
Gina ;)

Marie Antionette said...

You kids look wonderful.I'm so happy you had a great time.I wish you all a Merry christmas.Hugs Marie Antionette

Cinzia said...

Oh Oh Oh!!! They are very beautiful and nice!!!
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
Cinzia

Traci Suzanne Marvel said...

Well my how time flys!
Cheers to you and your family!
May you all have a healthy New Year ahead!
Merry Christmas!

Jenny said...

Sounds like fun. Your kids look like they are enjoying themselves!~

Merry Christmas, if I don't chat with ya tomorrow. SAY HI FOR ME!~

Hugs and blessing~

Jenny

Fantastic Figments said...

AWWW what beautiful kids they are!

Stopping in to wish you a very Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!! I hope it is bright and wonderful!

Thank you so much for all your support it really means a lot.

Best Christmas Wishes for the entire fam

Smooches
Steph

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Merry Christmas Cris! Wishing you a lovely day!

Blessings,
Lisa :)