Saturday, January 2, 2016

Merry Christmas, Part Deux

As promised, pictures from Christmas here in our little corner of the world.

 Tank got a fox for Christmas.  It had 9 squeakers; he'll have weeks of entertainment dismantling it.  But no stuffing, so that's one mess Jeff won't have!
 The girls deemed that I should continue with Christmas stockings, so Dan and Jeff hunted up a dozen.
 I made spritz cookies for Christmas.  Everyone loved them. (For once, the girls were not all here at a time when they could make cookies.)
 Adventure Beagle sported a spiffy sweater.  She also tried to take the fox, which Tank had carefully placed beside my chair for safekeeping.
 Christmas brunch included not only all of these baked goods, but Jeff scrambled up 3 dozen eggs.

 Tank knows the Great Red Protector is a sucker for feeding dogs.  And he wore his red tie for Christmas.  Many folks thought that was preferable to the jingle bells he had attached to his collar for the season.
 My son in law with his Christmas crown, which everyone got from their Christmas Crackers, but most folks didn't wear.
 Adventure Beagle just kept hopping into people's laps.
 See? Here she is helping out with a game of Boggle.
And, of course, the Christmas feast: standing rib roast (10 ribs), rice pilaf, steamed broccoli, corn.  2 kinds of cake for dessert.

Happy New Year, everyone!

9 comments:

rottrover said...

Happy Holidays to ALL of you!!

-Otto and Lisa

Linda said...

Your ever growing family always amazes me....you're going to need three dish washers before too long.

grace said...

i love the fact that the pups aren't excluded from the festivities. :)

Nichole Burke said...

Love all your pictures! :) Here's to 2016!

Rhodesia said...

Happy new year to you as well. Glad you had a good Christmas, it looks like loads of fun.

We went to the UK to be with FIL and as usual I returned ill from the cold and the damp ! I have said never again but..... Diane

Pam said...

And a Merry Christmas was had by all! I am so glad your family picked up the pieces after the fire and continued on with your Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions. Yay! Happy New Year.

monica said...

Just been catching up on you Marjie - so sad to read you had a fire!! so happy you are all okay!
nothing can hold you down! still cooking and keeping up the spirit, with your wonderful family:
a very happy new year to you !

Sue said...

Looks like everyone had a fine holiday. I wish I could have been there for your brunch.

mark lawrence said...

Dear you had a great party on Christmas with your family. Christmas feast seems so tempting. You know this was first Christmas for my twin’s so we decided to throw party at party venues. Everything went well, and my friends enjoyed dinner party with drinks.