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Christmas Highlights!

December 26, 2010

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:

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I put my new server from Mindy to use with some blue cheese canapes:

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Looks great! Thanks again, Mindy!

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The spread included my claim to fame (even now, as a vegetarian): The Shrimpmas Tree:

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Yep. 

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My grandmother was the hostess with the mostest:

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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:

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My little cousin Anderson was BUSTING a move during the carols.  He does a mean robot.

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Looking good.

Then, on Christmas morning, Katherine, Kevin and Sophie came over to open gifts.  We got Sophie a rattle that was a big hit:

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And she received MANY gifts from Honey and Scooter 🙂 :

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Ryan wore a little something special for the gift-opening festivities:

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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.  🙂

15 Comments leave one →
  1. December 26, 2010 4:01 pm

    I love reading all the recaps. So much joy! Yours looked like a beautiful time. 🙂

  2. December 26, 2010 4:04 pm

    Anderson was having so much fun! 🙂

  3. December 26, 2010 4:08 pm

    “Doesn’t she look beautiful? I felt underdressed compared to her! “—she’s beautiful!

    As are you!!!

    As is Sophie.

    Must run in the family 🙂

    Everything looks lovely, as usual, Anna!!

    🙂

  4. actorsdiet permalink
    December 26, 2010 4:08 pm

    dude your grandma looks HOT!

  5. December 26, 2010 4:09 pm

    Sounds like a great day!

  6. December 26, 2010 6:22 pm

    Merry Christmas, Anna! Looks like a beautiful (and delicious!) evening. That shrimp tree is incredible!

  7. December 26, 2010 6:40 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and your family- I LOVE the cookie tray!! Makes me just want to dive in. Everyone looks so happy and joyful in these photos!

  8. December 26, 2010 6:41 pm

    Wow, your grandma is so glamorous! Everything looks gorgeous.

  9. Kelly permalink
    December 26, 2010 7:55 pm

    Ahahaha….loved Ryan’s penquin suit!!!

  10. December 26, 2010 8:08 pm

    Oh wow, I cannot get over how much you, your sister, your mom and grandma resemble!

    The shrimpmas tree is amazing — but even more amazing is the shot of you two next to the tree. Merry Christmas!!!!

  11. December 26, 2010 10:27 pm

    OMG Your gram is a knockout! =) I’m cracking up over the shrimpmas tree! GENIUS! ❤

  12. December 26, 2010 11:07 pm

    Love the pictures. Your grandmother looks so classy!

  13. December 26, 2010 11:25 pm

    So cute – and totally loving the pjs lol

  14. December 27, 2010 1:14 am

    Caroling sounds fun, if I could sing I would totally do that! 🙂 I love the pics, so cute and fun. And OMG, Ryan PJ’s rock! Looks like you had an amazing Christmas!

  15. JenATX permalink
    December 27, 2010 4:59 pm

    Those little kids remind me of myself as a child.. I was such a ham & made a show out of every opportunity. Sophie is adorable, as usual!

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