Hi friends! I hope you all had great holidays! Ours was full of family, good cheer, and fun…and LOTS of caroling on Christmas Eve! I won’t bore you with tons of details, but here are some highlights of the fun and food:
On Christmas Eve, we have a family cocktail party at my grandmother’s house with caroling, champagne, and lots of great food:
I put my new server from Mindy to use with some blue cheese canapes:
Looks great! Thanks again, Mindy!
The spread included my claim to fame (even now, as a vegetarian): The Shrimpmas Tree:
My grandmother was the hostess with the mostest:
Doesn’t she look beautiful? I felt underdressed compared to her!
When it came time to sing carols, some of us got a little rowdier than others (and by some of us, I mean me). My Aunt Kathy played the piano, and my dad played the guitar.
I wasn’t the only one feeling the music:
My little cousin Anderson was BUSTING a move during the carols. He does a mean robot.
Then, on Christmas morning, Katherine, Kevin and Sophie came over to open gifts. We got Sophie a rattle that was a big hit:
And she received MANY gifts from Honey and Scooter :
Ryan wore a little something special for the gift-opening festivities:
You have to love a man who isn’t ashamed to wear a penguin onesie.
Hope you had a great holiday as well! Tomorrow, we leave for our SECOND Christmas with Ryan’s family in Seattle! Time to go pack up and get ready for round two.