|Seven daughters, three sons,|
two sons-in-law and four grandsons
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Nineteen people for dinner! Before we ate, we passed around piles of gifts and and the two baby boys.
|Youngest grandson, startled|
The roast beef turned out so yummy - my best ever, I think. I used McCormick rotisserie chicken seasoning and a smidgen of steak sauce. The chicken breast was delicious, too, fillets wrapped around a mixture of ricotta cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, basil pesto seasoning, minced garlic, and chopped tomato. My adult daughters brought most of the side dishes and desserts.
|Something about glass, light,|
and the color red
Some of the most photogenic
presents I received this year...
|A votive candle holder |
from my sister-in-law Sue
|A Christmas angel with cardinals|
by artist Jim Shore,
from my sister-in-law Dana
(The cardinals remind me so much
of my mother. I bought a cardinal
ornament this year because of that!)
|A bird pin from my sister Barb |
(bought from SERRV - fair-trade, handmade),
and a purple scarf from my dad
and my (brand new) step mom Anny
|A decorative dish from my daughter Mary -|
she knew I'd love the sentiment
|A journal with colorful pages|
from my daughter Julia
|A calendar from my husband|
|A Christmas sunset from God|
I hope you've had a happy Christmas!