Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Eve 2009

Spending quality time with family, what could be better? I wish I would have taken more pictures of each family, and more of all the kids. Thankful that we have space large enough to fit our family in comfortably. Thanks again Dana and Kevin for offering your beautiful home as our gathering spot.Our newest family member, Duncan.Spending our first Christmas eve with some of our family members. Since childhood I have always spent Christmas day with my Dad's side of the family. We haven't spent Christmas day together in over 15 years. Cindy, Kackie, and CassieMy brother John and his wonderful main squeeze Sandie. Cindy (inside joke).Desserts aplenty.We had a cookie exchange.Our tableAgain, all lit up with candles.Jace and Quinn This is the kids table.We were able to seat 29 people in the same room for our Christmas dinner.


Tri Tip
Baby Back Ribs
Sweet Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes
Scalloped Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Fresh Asparagus
Homemade Dinner Rolls

Boys will be boys!As the evening came to an end I got some pictures of Braeden and Kelsea preparing for their visit from Santa.Cookies and milk were carefully put on the coffee table, very near the chimney, so Santa would easily find this treat. Showing just how good they were all year long.
Watching the fireplace to try to sneak a peek of the famous guy.Oh, they would never forget to leave treats for the reindeer. They also sprinkled oats peppered with glitter, so that the reindeer would see the sparkles in the grass and know to stop at their house.We hope that you have a beautiful time making memories with family, and those you love. Merry Christmas!


Sweet Grandma Rita said...

What a wonderful day for the family. It looks so beautiful and comfortable at the same time. I am so glad for all the pictures you posted. I love seeing them. I hope your day ws as great as mine was. Family is what it is all about. Love you all!!

Kelly said...

Such great pictures, Jan. Looks like you had a wonderful time - thanks for sharing with us!