Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Merry Christmas, Again

It was a wonderful, busy Christmas week.

Everyone was home, including the future daughter in law, for the best part of a week.  I do adore the noise and bustle of a full house.

Here you have some random scenes from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:

 Christmas morning brunch: Christmas punch, cranberry bread, banana bread, blondies, brownies, 2-color cake, chocolate bundt cake with mocha frosting, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, candy....



 The standing rib roast was outstanding, if I do say so myself.  (Note: 22 pounds of standing rib roast does not go as far as one might imagine - one meal hereabouts - but the bones make for some outstanding beef soup the next night.) 
And my children gave me some splendid gifts, including a new, very comfy, office chair.  But this little gift touched my heart the most.

I wish you all as much love and happiness in 2014.

7 comments:

Blond Duck said...

I love that little plate! I'm glad you had a great Christmas.

Pam said...

Oh, you will cherish that plate forever! Happy New Year Marjie!

gMarie said...

Sounds like a fabulous time. What a lovely little ornament. What I want to know is how do your girls stay so slim eating cake for breakfast? g

~~louise~~ said...

Nothing beats a house full at Christmas time, Marjie!

Sending Happy New Year wishes your way. May it be Safe, Healthy and Happy for You and all of Yours!!! That plate is priceless:)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have always missed Christmas like this having a very small family, you look like you have so much fun.
Happy 2014, may all you wish for yourself come to be. Diane

Joolz said...

Yep, that little plate wins gift of the year, very special.

Cheers - Joolz xx

Pam said...

Pretty photos! It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas holiday with your family.