We started, as I "assume" many people do, with opening our presents found in our stockings. Here I am with the stocking my wife made for me back in 1978. She'd made them the year our first child, Patrick, was born, keeping the pattern, and making one for Sean (1981) and Claire (1985) when they were born, too.
Don has had his stocking for many years, too. A friend made it for him in 1983.
Can you stand this look? Evidently, Copper thought she was being forgotten and was quite sad about it, giving Don this pathetic look.
But yes, she, too, has her own stocking.
And it was filled with lots of doggie treats.....many of which she was able to taste again and again. ;)
My little cabin ornament........
And this years annual Wisconsin Capitol ornament. Don has been giving me the Capitol ornaments since I moved here in 2005, so I now have 6. ;)
Don also got 2 ornaments this year.....a bagpipe and another piano. I've been getting him a piano each year and thankfully (surprisingly?), there haven't been any repeats of the same one. ;)