I’ve taken a bit of a blog hiatus this past weekend to spend some time with the family. It all started on Friday with a lovely dinner with Garrett’s family, then another dinner with mine, then a sleepover with the grandparents, a cocktail party with friends and another family dinner last night. Phew! It was lots of fun, but I’m looking forward to some down time later this week.
Christmas Eve night we had some of my cousins over from my mom’s side. We’re almost getting to all be too big to do the “stairs photo”.
During our $5 gift exchange, my uncle got this “one size fits all” t-shirt that my Nana found. Look how tiny it is!
My littlest cousin (my mini-me) was very excited about Santa coming that night. She checked the Santa tracker on my dad’s new iPhone about every 15 minutes. We were getting regular updates of where he was in the world (Ireland! Argentina! Greenland!)
The table was set with fun Christmas crackers (a family favourite), vintage tablecloths, polished silver and the fine china passed down from my grandmother. I love how special it is to get everything out for out big dinner.
We had so much food and it all tasted amazing. I counted about 12 side dishes available. I sampled a few, but kept plenty of room for my favourite part of the meal…
With all these people, my mom and her brothers were sent off to the “kiddie table” this year.
When all the desserts came out my sister showed up with these adorable reindeer cake pops. They not only looked fantastic, but tasted great too.
Before we knew it, everyone was starting to head home, with the littlest one far to excited to sleep with the thought of Santa on the way.