24 December 2008

Merry Merry Happy Happy!

 

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Ben, Elisabeth, and me at the KW Ranch, Chappell Hill, Texas – don’t we look cute?  I’m on the left, Ben’s on the right and Lizzy is in the middle – just in case you didn’t recognize us.

 

The three of us Webbs have left for Ben’s brother and sister-in-law’s ranch in Chappell Hill for Christmas in the Country.  It’s always so much fun when Hanukkah and Christmas collide like they do this year.  It’s a gift extravaganza for the kids!  I schlep the Menorah and candles and my Radco dreidels, given to me by my sister-in-law whose entire Christmas tree is covered with Radco and Old World ornaments. 

 

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What’s wrong with this picture?  Elisabeth lighting the Hanukkah candles for the night in front of the Christmas tree while her cousins are waiting for Santa Claus!   Actually Elisabeth loves the chance to share her holiday with her cousins!!

 

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The Radco-laden tree with just a few of the gifts.

 

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My nephew Wills Webb’s tree is always Mexican inspired – topped with a vintage sombrero!

 

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Some of the gifts.

 

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And more!

 

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And more.

 

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And more!  Hmmm – I like those two orange Hermes boxes myself!   Tomorrow when the rest of the Webbs come, there will be even more presents!!  I told you it was an extravaganza that we swear every year we won’t repeat!!!

 

 

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Aw, the two besties – my niece Caroline and my daughter Elisabeth – even though there is five years between them, they get along great.

 

I hope everyone is settled in for the night – wherever you are going!  Have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a wonderful Kwanza or whatever you celebrate!  AND most importantly, here’s to a happy and HEALTHY New Year’s!!!   More dispatches to come from the KW Ranch – that is, after Santa leaves.