Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Eve and Day all at once


We celebrated Christmas morning on Christmas Eve day.
This was our first traditional Christmas brunch in the dining room since we no longer have to be concerned about spilled milk!
I make an egg dish with bacon, mushrooms, potatoes O'Brien, eggs, cheese and Lawry's seasoned salt.
We also have a fruit salad, cranberry-orange juice, milk, tea and coffee.
I'm not forgetting my daughter in law Julie's home made cinnamon rolls. Delicious.

After brunch we cleaned up and relaxed while watching a Christmas movie.

Then it is time to start preparations for our traditional hor deuvre buffet. Home made meatballs in my special sauce, boiled shrimp, ham,cheese and crackers, deviled eggs, veggies and dip, and to drink hot mulled apple cider.

After everyone has seconds and thirds we clean up quickly so we can enjoy the much anticipated opening of the gifts.

This is our designated Santa practicing his Ho, Ho, Ho's!


They're anticipating gifts.


Jared was excited when he saw the check. He wanted to know if it was to spend or save?

In addition to making quilts I make things with polymer clay. Jessica is showing the bowl I made her. When the kids made polymer clay things with me this summer they left their excess canes behind. I used them to make bowls, notebooks and pens for them and their parents.

Looks like Nicholas is trying to hide behind his bowl

Greg is showing the bowl he received.


Before we had our Christmas cookies we were wished a Merry Christmas in song. I wish I could have recorded it for you all to enjoy.
Now if you are thinking this blog is supposed to be about quilts, if you looked carefully you saw one of my quilts in the background of two photos. Eventually I'll share the whole quilt with you.

Now join the family in singing "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" as you do this puzzle.
Click to Mix and Solve

2 comments:

karenfae said...

looks like you had a great Xmas eve day and good food too. We had a quite day with one of our daughters and son in law and dog Patty - can't forget her and how she entertains us all!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Judi said...

Kay, It looks like you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. I love the bowls you made everybody. Now on to the puzzles.