Happy 2014, friends!! I know that it’s a new year and I should probably be filling you guys in on our NYE party fun, but I still haven’t finished blogging about Christmas, haha! I definitely got behind last week because I was busy just being with family. And I’m okay with that. Anyway, Christmas morning before my sister’s family arrived at my mom’s house I walked through the house taking pictures of some of my favorite decorations.
Christmas brunch included: blueberry muffins, cinnamon rolls, mini quiches, sausage balls, conecuh sausage, fruit, summer sausage & cheese & cracker tray, biscuits & chocolate gravy, and ham & cheese sandwiches. All our favorites!
Then it was time to open presents! The biggest shock of the day was when dad surprised mom with a trip to NYC to see a Broadway show of her choice! I love the pleased look on his face in this shot. He knows he did well.
Christmas dinner was Italian themed this year! Christopher and I made our favorite lasagna recipe (which I made for Christmas in 2011 at our house) as well as the bruschetta recipe that we concocted after coming back from Italy. My sisters and mom provided spaghetti, salad, toasted ravioli, bread, and dessert. We had a delicious Italian feast!
I nearly always paint my niece’s nails when I see her, but this year my sisters wanted theirs done as well. It made me laugh because I am definitely not a nail artist – I’m doing well if I can keep the paint on the nails, haha! But I guess there’s something nice about letting someone pamper you a bit. Plus it was fun because we all had the same matching sparkly silver nail polish!
Christmas with my family is always a special time. Every year I am more and more grateful for the blessing of family and the time we get together. A very Merry belated Christmas to all of you, my friends. I hope yours was wonderful!