Christmas at Our House

Christmas around here is really low key on Christmas Day.  Since the oldest three kids are out on their own with significant others and we have purposely told they to spend Christmas with the “other side of the family”.  This year our Christmas with them will be next Sunday.

That meant that I didn’t have to make a fancy meal.  I told the two kids that were here and Hubby to come up with an idea of what to fix.  Fried Chicken with special mashed potatoes was the noon meal and the evening meal was fry bread tacos.

They were wonderful!

At Christmas or any other holiday there is typically a chess tournament going on.  When I was young my parents taught us to play chess so that when we got together with our cousin who had cerebral palsy would always be able to have someone to play chess with.  We have carried on the chess tradition and have taught our kids to play.

In the past 24 hours I have played 5 games and lost one to Hubby.  One game took an hour and fifteen minutes!!

This is the chess set we have used to teach the kids, Chess Teacher.  As you can see the pieces have a little diagram on the front that shows the players which direction each piece can move.  I love it.

All in all, it was a good day.  The rest of this week is going to be CRAZY so it was a treat to have a laid back day.  Merry Christmas everyone!!  I hope you were able to take in some of your holiday traditions.