Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas 2009

This Christmas was very low key for us and it was quite nice! We drove down to my parents' on Christmas Eve and got stuck in a snow drift 1/2 a mile from their house. Once that was over we just relaxed and opened presents once the boys got in from hunting.
The next morning we got around and headed to my grandparents' house. We did Mexican food for lunch since we did a HUGE traditional meal at Thanksgiving. The food was yummy and the clean up was SO MUCH EASIER than usual!

Every year my grandma buys a "gag" gift that one of the guys ends up with. This year Dad was the lucky recipient of this B-E-A-UTIFUL Christmas ornament. His face says it all!
I know y'all have seen the three of us before, but here's a shot of Mom, Gma and me. The dress I'm wearing is a Christmas gift from the hubs.

Mi familia.

This is my grandparents' cat, Skittles. I thought it was so cute that he was sunbathing on the festive bench.

Me and Marty. He was less than enthused about taking pictures that day.

We are having a small cousin get together at our house tonight. We are just having appetizers and playing games. That being said, do y'all try and stick with a theme when doing appetizers? For example, all Italian or something? I don't know why, but for some reason I think the food should "go together", but I've had the hardest time planning what to make.
We leave Thursday for Wichita Falls where we will celebrate New Year's Eve with one of my besties from college and then Friday morning we will drive the rest of the way to Marty's parents' house in East Texas.
So, in case this is my last post of 2009, y'all have a very safe and Happy New Year and I'll see you in 2010!

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Jenn said...

I don't think you have to have a "theme" just maybe finger foods!d

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

I love to spice it up. Some people dont like certain types of food you know? I throw a little bit of everything out there and everyone seems to appreciate it :0)

Confessions Of A Domestic Goddess said...

I usually just do cheese, crackers, dips, veggies etc...sometime's I'll throw sushi in the mix to change it up.

It looks liek you had a wonderful holiday!


Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

I am so glad to see ya'll are havin' a good Christmas. You and your Mom and Grandma look so cute together.

Having a theme is not necessary but sometimes it can add to the fun. I like your idea of keepin' it simple this year.

You have a safe trip and a wonderful New Year!!!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I had to pull teeth this year to get anyone to take pictures -- geez, why weren't they in the festive spirit!

xoxoKrysten said...

Looks like a really fun Christmas =-)

Teresa said...

Do you even know how totalllllly adorable I think the name of your blog is!
Well it's just about the cutest name for a blog I can imagine!
Delighted you popped over to Bainbridge!
Looking forward to following your blog and popping back over to get to know you!

Iva Messy said...

I love your lipstick color! fabulous!

LWLH said...

Love your dresss....very cute!

E said...

Love the picture of the three generations...three beautiful blondes :)

erin f. said...

Glad you guys had a good Christmas - I'm no help with a food theme! Wish we could see you guys sometime soon. I think you asked about Marc and Molly - they live in Birmingham but were in Tyler for Christmas so we got to see them for a bit.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous pictures! Sounds like your low key Christmas was wonderful!!

Happy new year!!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Love the shot of the lovely ladies! Happy New Year!

Miss Jody said...

Love you blog sweetie :)

You family looks so sweet and adorable?
Your grandpa-I wanna hug him!!!!
He's so huggable-looking!!
Have a great 2010.

Anonymous said...

what beautiful pictures! Happy New Year!!

Miss Jody said...

Hi Sweetie!
Thank you for commenting on my post about scrapbooking ;)

What do you want to know? I'll help you with whatever I can do :)
Have a great day sweetface!!!!!