Post by Erica Kane Montgomery on Dec 18, 2010 21:39:38 GMT -5
Erica had been scrambling the night before to get everything ready. She needed to put "Santa's" gifts out, she needed to stuff stockings, & she hoped that she would be ready so that she could get some sleep before the festivities. Liza helped her out since she didn't know where she & Jack stood as of right now, & finally, after getting everything done, the women went to bed.
When Erica awoke the next morning, she smiled, knowing Kendall & Greenlee would be over soon with Leo, Spike, & Ian. She went in & grabbed Colton out of his crib, noticing Liza was already getting Stuart. She smiled at the woman & they headed downstairs quietly. Erica wondered if Bianca was downstairs, & secretly, so did Liza. They had been secretive about everything, but Liza was still excited to spend the holidays with Bianca & her girls, as well as Erica & Jack.
"Oh, look," Erica smiled, as she watched the Colton's eyes widen at the room only lit up by the Christmas tree. She looked over at Stuart who was excitedly smiling, & the women walked with them to their stockings. "Here you go, honey," she smiled, handing Stuart his stocking, & then helping Colton with his. She knew he didn't know what was going on, but she still wanted him to celebrate. She heard footsteps on the stairs a few moments later & turned around to see who walked in with a smile.
Post by daleefan4life on Dec 19, 2010 17:25:55 GMT -5
Greenlee heard Erica and Liza walking past her room, and she knew they were taking Colton and Stuart downstairs. She currently rested between the arms of Leo, in one of the many guest rooms her father had.
He was still asleep, so she gently removed the arm he had around her, and climbed out of the bed. Greenlee began to put on her Christmas flannel pajamas, and tiptoed out of the room before she was interrupted by Leo's voice calling her name. "Greens, where are you going?" she heard him ask.
She peeked her head back around the door and gave him a "I've been busted" grin. "I'm just going to go get us some coffee, handsome. Go back to sleep, okay? I'll be right back."
Post by Bianca Montgomery on Dec 19, 2010 20:08:44 GMT -5
Bianca awoke and looked at the alarm clock on the table next to her bed, realizing that the girls should be up by now. When she went down to their room, she saw they were both waking up.
"Good morning! Merry Christmas!" she said, smiling, giving them both a hug.
"Can we go see what Santa left?" Miranda asked as their eyes lit up.
"Yes, let's do that," she said, taking their hands and leading them down the stairs. She heard Erica greet them, and then saw Liza and smiled at her secretly. "Hi Mom... Liza... Merry Christmas!" she said, letting the girls go, helping Gabby get her stocking as Miranda was already looking through hers. "The girls are so excited!"
"Yeah!" Gabby cried happily, looking at the women and their boys with a huge smile.
"Merry Christmas!" Miranda said, pausing momentarily, before she saw something catch her eye. She peaked her head around the wall since she was next to the doorway. "Greenlee!" she cried, looking at the woman. "Merry Christmas!"
Post by Liza Colby on Dec 19, 2010 21:51:51 GMT -5
Liza saw Bianca walk in & she instantly felt herself blush. She thought that it was brilliant that the Christmas lights on the tree reflected a red color, covering it up. She smiled at her & said, "Good morning... Merry Christmas," she nodded, before Stuart was into something that she put in his stocking. She quickly took it, opened the little toy's container, & handed it back to him, now ready to go, & looked back over, seeing Erica pull something out for Colton while Bianca helped Gabrielle.
She went to say something else, but she thought that it would be best left unsaid until later, & then heard Miranda say something about Greenlee. Then Liza wondered if Kendall would be there... that could be a disaster, she thought, but maybe it would give them time to let things really settle. She didn't want Zach, & she didn't want anyone to think that she did. Then she wondered about what her daughter would be doing for Christmas. Maybe she could come to dinner... she thought to herself, as she heard someone say something, interrupting her thoughts.
Post by Leo DuPres on Dec 20, 2010 17:51:31 GMT -5
Leo gave a slight grunt as he woke up feeling the movement, or rather the loss of Greenlee in his arms. It was something he had gratefully gotten used to, and felt right ever since they got back together. He really couldnt wait to make things official and marry her again, even if legally since he was alive now they were still married all along.
"Mmmm" He mumbled with a nod as she said she was just going out for coffee and would be back. It wasnt til after she walked out of the room that he realized that this wasnt just any day she was going to get them some coffee. It was Christmas! He could skip some extra sleep for Christmas morning. He got out of bed, still in his pajama pants and found a tshirt that had been thrown onto the floor. Giving it the quick sniff test (that it passed with flying colors) he pulled it on over his head before heading out of the room, not caring if he had bead hair.
As he headed downstairs hearing the others talking he smiled, it felt like he belonged, even if this was her family really, and not his. For years now he hadn't had one Christmas where he felt at home and like celebrating, but this year was different, he could really feel the joy of being here. "Merry Christmas" He greeted them.
Post by Lily Montgomery on Dec 20, 2010 18:10:12 GMT -5
Lily was always the type to wake up earlier than most people. She was already up and dressed for the day, wearing a pair of nice khaki pants and a soft green sweater, her hair pulled back with a matching headband. ( www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=26164324 ) She knew they were just planning on celebrating as family today, so wouldn't be getting quite as dressed up as the party they had a few days ago for the important people in Colton's life.
She knew most of the family liked coffee early in the morning and was in the kitchen getting it started, as well as some hot water in case anyone preferred tea. She could hear people starting to wake up, first it was Erica's voice with a few baby coos that she immediately identified as her brother's. Then before long she could hear Bianca (with Gabby and Miranda) Greenlee, Liza and Leo and waking up. She checked one more time on the coffee pot before coming out of the kitchen to join them.
"Good morning...the coffee pot will be finished in a minute and 40 seconds...probably 20 since I left the kitchen" She told them. "There's hot water ready too"
Post by Bianca Montgomery on Dec 20, 2010 21:37:22 GMT -5
Bianca glanced over at Liza again and smiled before she looked up at Leo and Lily who were now downstairs. She could not think of a more wonderful way to spend Christmas! She continued to help her daughter after greeting her sisters and her friend with a simple, "Merry Christmas!" and now Gabrielle was interested in the gifts.
"Ooh, I think I'll go get some coffee," she said, looking at Erica and Liza who were not going to have a chance to get away from the boys. "Would either of you like anything?" She saw them both nod, both smiling, and she went to get some coffee for them. She hurried back in with the three cups, handing them gently to her mother and her very good friend, giving her another secret smile, before looking back at Erica. "When is Kendall going to be here, Mom? I want the boys to open their stockings before Gabby goes nuts over the presents."
Post by Erica Kane Montgomery on Dec 21, 2010 12:38:24 GMT -5
Erica looked around at all of her new found guests & gave them all a smile. "Good morning everyone! I'm so happy to be spending Christmas with you..." she nodded, before hearing Bianca ask about her sister.
She looked at her thankfully for bringing the coffee to her & responded, "I think she is supposed to be here soon... has anyone seen Jack?" she asked, hoping that he wasn't avoiding the holiday because of their dispute. She loved him, but right now she wasn't ready to share her secret.
Post by daleefan4life on Dec 21, 2010 18:26:29 GMT -5
Greenlee heard her fiance follow her downstairs, and heard him greet everyone that was gathered at her father's house. Then she heard Lily come into the room, and knew her adopted half-sister had gotten up before everyone else, since she was so addicted to being the early bird for holidays.
She also heard Bianca asking about Kendall, as she felt Leo wrap his arms around her from behind and pressing a kiss to the side of her head. Then she heard Erica reply to Bianca's question, and inquire about her Dad.
"I think he had a late night at the office, Erica, and I heard him come home late last night, after everyone was in bed," she told her stepmom, wondering why Erica needed to talk to Jackson, or whatever it was she needed to do.
Post by Jackson Montgomery on Dec 21, 2010 21:44:50 GMT -5
"Good morning everyone!" Jack called into the room, as if on queue. "Merry Christmas!" he added, looking at his daughters, his son, his granddaughters, his upcoming son-in-law, and his employee turned friend. He saw Stuart, too, sitting on Liza's lap. "How is everyone this morning?"
He made his way over to Bianca, planting a kiss on her cheek and then on Gabby's, Miranda's and even Stuart's before he kissed Colton's head. He was not sure if he should be intimate with Erica, but he did not want the kids thinking anything was wrong so he lightly kissed her hair before giving Lily a smile since she didn't like the physical contact, and then kissed Greenlee's cheek and shook Leo's hand. "I'm so glad you're all here..where's Kendall?"
"Mom said she'll be here soon," Bianca told him with a nod. "I cannot wait to see the boys!"
"Good..if only Josh and Reggie were here..we will have to give them a call a little later," he told everyone, still smiling as he took his place on the couch and picked his son up, giving him a grin.
Post by Kendall Hart on Dec 21, 2010 23:46:20 GMT -5
Its Christmas and Kendall was in her car with the boys on the way to Erica and Jack’s house. Kendall knew that Liza was going to be there and even though there were issues between them, Kendall was going to be on her best behavior. Once they were there and found a park as Kendall turned off the car. “Alright, you boys ready to go?” she asked as Spike and Ian nod their heads. The three got out of the car with their presents hand in hand, and walked up to the door as Kendall rang the door bell. The door opened and Kendall, Spike and Ian yelled out “MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!” with presents in their hands and saw everyone else.
Post by Erica Kane Montgomery on Dec 22, 2010 8:08:15 GMT -5
Erica looked at Greenlee who seemed to have some information, but before she could respond, Jack was walking into the room. He kissed her head, & she felt sort of let down, but she decided it was probably best they keep it simple & unnoticable for now. They could talk out their issues later, but she couldn't help but feel a part of her was sort of sad now that he hadn't given her the same adoration he gave his children, Stuart, Liza, & even Leo. "Merry Christmas..." she said back lightly, hoping her fallen face didn't give her away.
She wasn't upset for long, though, because before she could even think about anything else, her daughter, Spike, & Ian were running through the door. "Oh! There are my boys!" she said, getting up, now temporarily child-free, & hugging both of them. They were still so little like Miranda & Gabrielle, & she loved it. She handed them their stockings, & then helped Kendall with the presents before hugging her. "I'm so glad you're here, honey. Merry Christmas!" she told her, feeling that with her whole family being there, at least that resided in Pine Valley, everything was wonderful.