Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas @ Home (Part 3)



On Christmas Eve, we went to Joe's oldest daughter's house where the entire family gathers and after we've all stuffed our bellies, the kids open their gifts.  They have a pool table downstairs so the boys usually end up down there.  And as always, the house was filled with the sound of children...:)  When one of the three little girls would walk through the kitchen, one would come over and sit on my lap for some lovin' or for lipstick!  They love it when I put a little lipstick on them...:) 





Then it was back to Mom's to hit the sheets.  On Christmas Day, we headed over to my daughter's so I could give her a hand preparing for her late afternoon feast.  Yummy!  Cheese ball, crab salad, stuffed mushrooms, brie cups, followed by ham, potato salad, cole slaw, lasagna, Jello mold and cookies!!!!



















My daughter LOVES to decorate for the festivities!






Look how she did her table...all the appetizers will be on different levels once we put them out!  Pretty cool, huh?


Come to my house...they're all right in front of you...same height!!


I'm not as talented as she is.



Then, when we were at my daughter's my husband turned on the weather.  Once he saw that there was going to be a "Noreaster," he said, "we'd better leave early tomorrow morning."  So, we had to cut our visit a little short this time.  That's OK, though...because I did get to see all the kids.  Our drive home was a good and I'm glad we left when we did because, according to my kids, it was a whopper!


Besides, I had to wish Moon and Copper a belated Merry Christmas and give them their "sniglets" that Santa brought them!!
































9 comments:

varunner said...

Wow, how pretty is her table?!?

Nancy said...

Some people just have a knack for putting together a beautiful table. Your daughter definitely has that talent. So pretty!

texwisgirl said...

More food and family. I don't know how you didn't gain 10 lbs. :) Wonderful trip for you though!

Tiggeriffic said...

You have to have a place to store all that stuff.. I don't..so i'm like you it goes to the middle of the table and no frills..belly up and eat ~ eat ~ eat ...
That noreaster that hit the east coast was a whopper.. We are suppose to get rain starting this afternoon and then you know what is next. ICE~! and with the looks of the big storms going on in the west they will be coming here and dumping more snow here on top of the ice. Boy, the storms have been unusually wicked this year... I'm ready like a Girl Scout~! I'm prepared...
Sounds like you had a great time on your family visits.. Have a great day.. ta ta for now from Iowa....

Canyon Girl said...

How great that you got to visit before the storm hit. It sounds like a wonderful Christmas with your family. I bet the dogs were happy to see you and get their presents too.==Inger

gld said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful family Christmas. Her table is beautiful and the 'snacks' sound good too.

Glad you beat the storm home.

Chatty Crone said...

I'm glad that you got to see everyone - and sometimes we have to change our plans - seems like a lot this year.

sandie

Sandra said...

what a great idea for the table and stacking things at different levels. her house is beautiful and it all looks so festive. i have two lamps with that same shade on them. burgundy is my favorite color in my house. glad you got to see your family and back home safe

Angela said...

The table looked great! I'm afraid that I could not have a glass table in my house though. Any time I'm near a glass table it is as if I don't see it and I always run into them! lol

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